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There Must Be a Pony (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 5 October 1986
Marguerite Sydney is a celebrated Hollywood star attempting a comeback after a stay in a mental hospital, as well as trying to re-establish a relationship with her teenage son, and risking ... See full summary »

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Joseph Sargent

Writers:

Mart Crowley, James Kirkwood Jr. (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Marguerite Sydney
Robert Wagner ... Ben Nichols
James Coco ... Mervin Trellis
William Windom ... Lee Hertzig
Edward Winter ... David Hollis
Ken Olin ... Jay Savage
Dick O'Neill ... Chief Investigator Roy Clymer
Chad Lowe ... Josh Sydney
Richard Bright ... The Detective
Richard Minchenberg ... Ron Miller
Robert Weaver Robert Weaver ... Chris (as Robby Weaver)
Helen Siff ... Woman at Airport
Charlie Stratton Charlie Stratton ... Scott
Terrence Evans Terrence Evans ... Craft Services Man
Grayce Spence Grayce Spence ... Wardrobe Woman
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Marguerite Sydney is a celebrated Hollywood star attempting a comeback after a stay in a mental hospital, as well as trying to re-establish a relationship with her teenage son, and risking a romance with a mysterious stranger. Written by Matthew Patay

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cenas de Mulher See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Tabloid fodder again
8 March 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

James Kirkwood's autobiographical novel gets turned into a fine vehicle for Elizabeth Taylor who was getting less and less work on the big screen. She plays a film star attempting a comeback who is not unlike the real Elizabeth Taylor.

Our protagonist has just emerged from a stay at a psychiatric facility. She's gone back to her sponge of a latest husband Ed Winter and also to the person she really loves above all others, her teenage son Chad Lowe.

After a violent quarrel with Winter when he gets shown the gate, Taylor is in a vulnerable state. At the racetrack and introduced by her friend Mickey Rooney playing himself Taylor meets Robert Wagner a real estate salesman who befriends her son as well.

Wagner seems like a dream come true, but when he's found shot to death on her estate grounds by Lowe it's the fragile Taylor who becomes tabloid fodder once again..

I think Elizabeth Taylor given the fact that since the late 40s that woman lived her life rather publicly in supermarket tabloids gave her a life experience that was sadly perfect for this part. She really does bring a unique dimension to the part. Her scenes with Chad Lowe are the best part of this film.

This one is a keeper for Elizabeth Taylor and her many fans still.


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