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Jessica Lange Jessica Lange
Frances Farmer
Kim Stanley Kim Stanley
Lillian Farmer
Sam Shepard Sam Shepard
Harry York
Bart Burns Bart Burns
Ernest Farmer
Jonathan Banks Jonathan Banks
Bonnie Bartlett Bonnie Bartlett
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Eric Bergren Eric Bergren
Christopher De Vore Christopher De Vore


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8 years, 9 months ago at Mar 10 7:09
I read a review of Frances that said it was a pedestrian movie that was only saved by Jessica Lange’s performance. I disagree. This is a biographical film that doesn’t try to play off the main character as a perfect hero, a saint or a slightly damaged hero. Frances has no moral to teach, and it offers no easy answers about her life and personality. That is not a pedestrian film, that is a brav... read more
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Description: As played by Jessica Lange, Frances Farmer is a rebel from the word go, winning a high school essay award by writing a piece in defense of Communism. Determining to become an actress, Frances is equally determined not to play the Hollywood game: she refuses to acquiesce to idiotic publicity stunts, and insists upon appearing on screen sans makeup. Her defiance attracts the attention of Broadway playwright Clifford Odets, who convinces Frances that her future rests with the Group Theatre. But once she leaves Hollywood for New York, Frances learns to her chagrin that the Group intends to exploit her movie fame in order to draw in ... (more)
Release date: 3 February 1983
UPC: 017153111897
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