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Mr. Sycamore (1975)

Jason Robards is a man who decides he'd rather be a tree.

Director:

Pancho Kohner

Writers:

Ketti Frings (screenplay), Pancho Kohner (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Robards ... John Gwilt
Sandy Dennis ... Jane Gwilt
Jean Simmons ... Estelle Benbow
Robert Easton ... Fred Staines
Mark Miller ... Rev. Fletcher
Brenda Smith Brenda Smith ... Daisy
Richard Bull ... Dr. Ferfield
Ian Wolfe ... Abner / Arnie
David Osterhout David Osterhout ... Officer Kelly
Lou Picetti Lou Picetti ... Humphry
Jerome Thor Jerome Thor ... Higgins
Curtis Taylor Curtis Taylor ... Harry
Paul Berini Paul Berini ... Milkman
Eddie Lewis Eddie Lewis ... Milkman
Sydna Scott Sydna Scott ... Clubwoman
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An unusual but affectionate story of a man's longing for his ideal of peace and serenity. A postman and part-time poet is inspired by the Greek legend of the two elderly guards at Jupiter's temple who are transformed into beautiful trees. His wife has him committed when he stands in his backyard awaiting the same metamorphosis to take place. With the help of a friendly librarian, he escapes in a milk truck during a violent storm. Written by Anonymous

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tree | storm | peace | legend | escape | See All (16) »

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A man's desire to escape...and finds refuge through metamorphosis

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1975 (USA) See more »

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Capricorn See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Jason Robards and Sandy Dennis had co-starred in the original 1962 Broadway production of "A Thousand Clowns." Four of the six players in the show went on to appear in the 1965 film version. Ironically, Sandy Dennis, who won the only Tony for the play, did not appear in the film (Barbara Harris got the part). But Martin Balsam, who had not been in the play, won an Oscar for the role that A. Larry Haines played on Broadway. See more »

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Referenced in 10 to Midnight (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Time Goes By
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Maurice Jarre
Sung by Laura Devon
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Director went out on a limb to make this terrible picture!
28 January 2000 | by paluskaSee all my reviews

Talk about a wasted cast: Jean Simmons, Sandy Dennis and Jason Robards--a mailman who decides to become.....a tree! Director Pancho Kohner, who later made a number of Charles Bronson vigilante films like St. Ives, really went out on a limb to make this dreck. Don't waste your time--this one is SO bad it's not even funny to watch. Really embarrassing.


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