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The Phantom of the Open Hearth (1976)

Ralph Parker a teenager in the early 1950's faces his junior prom while fantasying of one Daphne Bigelow his dream date. The ups and downs of life as a teen in a working class neighborhood in the 1950's Midwest.

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Jean Shepherd
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Credited cast:
David Elliott ... Ralph Parker As A Boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Bolton Barbara Bolton ... Mrs. Parker (Mother)
James Bonnell James Bonnell ... Delivery Man
James Broderick ... Mr. Parker (father)
Leigh Brown Leigh Brown ... Lovely Arlita
Chris Clark Chris Clark ... Gertz
Frank Dolan Frank Dolan ... Leopold Doppler
David Elliot David Elliot ... Ralph
Joey Faye Joey Faye ... Al
Mary Fenstermacher Mary Fenstermacher ... Teacher
Adam Goodman Adam Goodman ... Randy Parker
Peter Graham Peter Graham ... Budge
David S. Howard David S. Howard ... Zudock (as David Howard)
Ed Huberman Ed Huberman ... Uncle Carl
William Lampley ... Flick
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Ralph Parker a teenager in the early 1950's faces his junior prom while fantasying of one Daphne Bigelow his dream date. The ups and downs of life as a teen in a working class neighborhood in the 1950's Midwest.

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There was an Orpheum Theater in Hammond, IN opened in 1911 and closed in the 1950's. See more »

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If you liked "A Christmas Story" you'll love Phantom
27 March 2000 | by dave9621See all my reviews

Everyone loves little Ralphie in A Christmas Story, wouldn't you like to see what he went through in high school? Wouldn't you like to see what his prom was like? This PBS movie predates Christmas Story, but is just as funny, if not more so, than the more famous later work. Jean Shepard again narrates his own story.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1976 (USA) See more »

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Visions: The Phantom of the Open Hearth See more »

Filming Locations:

Newton, Massachusetts, USA

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