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The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond ()


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A rebellious socialite defies social conventions for a once-in-a-lifetime shot at true love, only to see her hopes shattered after a priceless diamond vanishes into thin air. Adapted from a long-lost Tennessee Williams screenplay.

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Fisher
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Jimmy
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Mr. Dobyne
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Cornelia
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Julie
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Vinnie
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Addie
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Mr. Van Hooven
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Esmeralda
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Mathilde
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Mrs. Dobyne
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Mr. Fenstermaker
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Mrs. Fenstermaker
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Addie's Nurse
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Susie
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Secretary
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William
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Nurse
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Mr. Willow
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Caroline (as Jennifer Sipes)
Melissa Odom ...
Relative
Terrance Taplin ...
Fats
Alana McNair ...
Dottie
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Bathroom Man (as Douglas Griffin)
Erin Jackson-Legris ...
Ballroom Voice #1 (voice)
Brittany Zimmerle ...
Ballroom Voice #2 (voice)
Charles Pineda ...
Hank
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Tommy
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Drunk Boy #1 (as John Willard)
Hevin Hampton ...
Drunk Boy #2
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Happy
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Gypsy (as Natalya Payne)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Fenstermaker Girl (uncredited)
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Clapping Boy (uncredited)
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Fenstermaker Boy (uncredited)
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Fenstermaker Girl (uncredited)
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Fenstermaker Guy (uncredited)
Ryan Chase Lee ...
Extra (uncredited)
Jill Miller ...
Fenstermaker Girl (uncredited)
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Ballroom dancer (uncredited)
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Eddie (uncredited)
Robert W. Savina ...
Chaperone (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jodie Markell

Written by

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Tennessee Williams ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Brad M. Gilbert ... producer (as Brad Michael Gilbert)
Ronald H. Gilbert ... executive producer
Robbie Kass ... co-producer
Michele LeBlanc ... co-executive producer
Molly M. Mayeux ... line producer (as Molly Mayeux)
Roxanna Raanan ... associate producer
Mark L. Ruberg ... associate producer (as Mark Ruberg)
Brad Stokes ... co-producer

Music by

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Mark Orton

Cinematography by

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Giles Nuttgens ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Susan E. Morse
Jeremy Workman

Editorial Department

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Chris Beardsley ... technician: Arriscan
Jennifer Chiurco ... editorial intern
John Dowdell ... digital intermediate colorist
Matt Garner ... additional editor
Peter Heady ... digital intermediate finishing artist
Jean Lane ... digital intermediate producer
David O. Rogers ... assistant editor
Daniel Silverman ... digital imaging supervisor
Tim Spitzer ... digital intermediate supervisor

Casting By

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Avy Kaufman

Production Design by

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Richard Hoover
David Stein

Set Decoration by

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Alice Baker

Costume Design by

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Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko ... (as Chrisi Karvonides)

Makeup Department

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Vivian Baker ... makeup department head
Darryl W. Goetzman ... key hair stylist
Stacey Herbert ... makeup artist
Anne James ... hair stylist
Emanuel Millar ... hair department head / hair stylist: Bryce Dallas Howard
Donita Miller ... hair stylist (as Donita Sather)
Noreen Wilkie ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Jonathan Lynch ... production supervisor
Anthony Rossi III ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Christopher S. Bryson ... first assistant director
Irina Bryson ... key second assistant director
Matt Miller ... second second assistant director
Sean O'Regan ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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David Adams ... set dresser
Michael Arena ... on-set greens
David Keith Broome ... greens foreman
Kim S. Carey ... set dresser
Monique Champagne ... buyer
Kenneth Chauvin ... set dresser
Michael Hendrick ... set dresser (as Michael E. Hendrick)
Michael A. Johnson ... leadman
Karen Koprowski-Stout ... set dresser
Alexander Lasseigne III ... set dresser
Melanie Lewis ... buyer
Sam Lothridge ... on-set dresser
Louise Lynch ... art department coordinator
Michael S. Martin ... property master
Carl Mastio ... greensman
Cory Parker ... assistant property master
Jason Perlander ... set dresser (as Jason 'Monkey Boy' Perlander)
Alixandra Petrovich ... set dresser
David Lee Toth ... set dresser
Markus Wittman ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Steve C. Aaron ... additional sound mixer
Chuck Buch ... sound mixer
Derek Casari ... adr engineer
Ryan Collison ... foley engineer
John Evans ... boom operator
Ryan Farris ... sound utility
Robert Fernandez ... sound
Matthew Haasch ... foley supervisor
Andy Kris ... re-recording mixer
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Mary Ellen Porto ... dialogue editor

Special Effects by

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David K. Nami ... special effects coordinator
Matthew Scurry ... special effects technician
Ken Speed ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Chris Gelles ... visual effects executive producer: & Company
Peter Heady ... DI finishing artist
David Isyomin ... visual effects supervisor: & Company
Mark Scott Friedman ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Phil O'Dell ... stunt coordinator
Robin Hart Smith ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Patrick Barnes ... camera loader
Kevin Boyle ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chip Carey ... best boy electric
Rowland Egerton ... best boy rigging grip
Robb W. Gunderson ... lamp operator (as Robb W. Turner)
Henry Guzman ... rigging electrician
Penelope Helmer ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Richard T. Hoover ... grip
Franklin Jones II ... key rigging grip
Michael D. Kennedy ... rigging electrician
Justin LeBlanc ... electrician
Gerard Martin ... film loader
Hobby Morrison ... camera operator
Paul Olinde ... gaffer
Patti Perret ... still photographer
Peter D. Roome ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Rick Secosky ... grip
Jeff Taylor ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Randy Tharpe ... grip
Darren Ursin ... rigging grip
Jeremy Webre ... grip

Casting Department

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Marty Keener Cherrix ... casting director: Louisiana (as Marty Cherrix)
Micah Haley ... casting coordinator
David H. Kramer ... voice casting (as David Kramer)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Suzanne M.B. Chambliss ... wardrobe production assistant
Loretta Harper ... set costumer
Aurora Knox ... seamstress (as Aurora C. Knox)
Ashlie Philastre ... set costumer (as Ashlie E. Philastre)
Robin Roberts ... costume supervisor
Andrea Sweet ... key costumer
Sandra Algood Taylor ... wardrobe assistant (as Sandra Algood)
Ashley Thomas ... wardrobe production assistant

Location Management

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Christina DeCharles ... assistant location manager
Karen Koprowski-Stout ... location assistant
Jimi Woods ... location manager

Music Department

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Ara Anderson ... musician
Ben Goldberg ... musician
Jon-Erik Kellso ... musician
Carla Kihlstedt ... musician
Dan Levinson ... period music consultant
Joe Mulherin ... music supervisor / score producer
Mark Orton ... musician / score producer
Chris Robertson ... music clearance

Script and Continuity Department

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Sam Sullivan ... script supervisor (as Samuel W. Sullivan)

Transportation Department

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Samuel Wayne Beitz ... driver: honeywagon
Brian Buquoi ... driver: cast
Dale Combs ... honeywagon operator
Monica W. Fuller ... driver (as Monica Williamson)
Danny Mortenson ... transportation coordinator
Willie D. Partin ... transportation captain
Paul Salard III ... production van driver
Doug Wilson ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Barbara Balentine ... stand in: female/lead
Samuel Birdsong ... production assistant
Brian Buquoi ... production assistant
J.P. Byrd ... assistant chef
Jade King Carroll ... production assistant
Kristin Eliason ... piano hand double
Nick Erickson ... choreographer
Teri Fischer ... first production accountant
Jeff Galpin ... animal wrangler
Laurent Gougneau ... chef
Warren Goz ... financial consultant (as Warren T. Goz)
Kristen Horn ... assistant to Ms. Howard (as Kristen Colozzi)
Scott M. King ... set production assistant
Susie Labry ... stand-in
John Landers ... craft service
Cornell P. Landry ... assistant chef
Michele LeBlanc ... entertainment & tax credit counsel
Kevin Lorio ... key set production assistant
Jessica Luebe ... stand-in (as Jessica Dwyer)
Bethany McCullough ... assistant choreographer
Stewart McMichael ... financial consultant
Alana McNair ... assistant to Ms. Markell / first assistant: director
Tim Monich ... dialect coach
Marilyn Penn-Lindley ... post-production accountant (as Marilyn Penn)
Philip Robert ... production assistant
Stephen W. Rodriguez ... assistant chef
Lauren Rossi ... production coordinator (as Lauren Leach)
Stephanie Strother ... assistant to Ms. Markell / assistant to director
Tara Testa ... assistant to Mr. Evans
Shayne Tingle ... lead stand-in
Robert Waddell ... assistant chef (as Robert 'Bobnoxious' Waddell)

Thanks

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Tennessee Williams ... dedicatee (as Tennessee)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

It's the autumn of 1923. Having completed her education at the Sorbonne, wealthy Fisher Willow reluctantly returns to her plantation home in rural Tennessee just outside of Memphis upon the demand of her Aunt Cornelia Fisher to have her coming out to Memphis society and to attend the other deb balls of the season despite she being older than the typical deb. Fisher has always been considered somewhat of an outsider among her peers in this setting due to what is considered her unabashedly outrageous behavior not considered ladylike of someone in her social standing, that outsider status now exacerbated by the fact that her father purposefully blew up part of his levee in the spring, the unintentional result being property damage downstream and two men having drowned. With few options and no one asking her himself, she hires Jimmy Dobyne to be her escort to the balls. In name, Jimmy's father runs the plantation commissary, but Jimmy effectively handles those duties in Mr. Dobyne being an alcoholic, while Mrs. Dobyne is institutionalized in a psychiatric facility. Despite being poor, Jimmy is an appropriate escort as he comes from good stock in being the grandson of a former governor of the state. After their less than smooth first date, Jimmy can see that Fisher has a further motive in specifically asking him beyond needing a date to these balls. What ultimately happens between the two of them is affected one night not at one of the society balls, but rather a Halloween party hosted by who Fisher considers her only true friend among this crowd, Julie Fenstermaker, the specific events of that evening shaping the outcome of their relationship being the presence of who is Jimmy's former girlfriend, shop girl Vinnie McCorkle, a parlor game that Julie holds, Fisher's encounter with Julie's aged Aunt Addie who sees in Fisher a kindred spirit, and Fisher losing one of the diamond teardrop earrings borrowed from Aunt Cordelia, each earring valued at $5,000. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Das Mädchen mit dem Diamantohrring (Germany)
  • La pérdida de un diamante lágrima (Spain)
  • Kyyneltimantin katoaminen (Finland)
  • Pradingęs deimantas (Lithuania)
  • O Caso do Diamante Perdido (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Budget $6,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $22,872, 03 Jan 2010

Did You Know?

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Trivia Bryce Dallas Howard, who portrays Fisher, was suffering from undiagnosed postpartum depression while filming. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Ricky Gervais/Bryce Dallas Howard/Whitney Cummings (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Fisher's Mood See more »

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