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Graeme Clifford

Frances

Edition 1983
140' - 1982 - Drama, Biography, Romance - Dialogue: English
Director: Graeme Clifford Composer: John Barry With: Jessica Lange, Jonathan Banks, Bonnie Bartlett
Frances Farmer, a precocious Seattle teenager, takes unpopular social and political positions, to the mixed reactions of her parents. Frances becomes an actress and has some strong success in New York, but her refusal to bend her convictions and her outspoken (but sometimes naive) political expressiveness cause her difficulties, especially after she accepts a Hollywood contract. Torn between new-found success and intense feelings that she does not deserve the riches and fame she gains from the phoniness of Hollywood, Frances butts heads with studio executives and with her own mother, who revels in Frances's fame but provides Frances no emotional support. When drunken fights and arrests derail her career, Frances is sent to a psychiatric hospital with the acquiescence of her mother. What follows is a nightmare of poor treatment and psychological trauma, augmented by the increasing determination of Frances's mother to control her daughter's life.

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Credits

Director

Graeme Clifford

Composer

John Barry

With

Jessica Lange, Jonathan Banks, Bonnie Bartlett

Scenario

Eric Bergren, Christopher De Vore, Nicholas Kazan

Director of Photography

László Kovács

Editor

John Wright

Producer

Jonathan Sanger

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1982

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