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Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)

This is the story of actress Frances Farmer.

Director:

Fielder Cook

Writers:

Frances Farmer (book), Dalene Young (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Blakely ... Frances Farmer
Lee Grant ... Lillian Farmer
Royal Dano ... Ernest Farmer
Joe Lambie Joe Lambie ... Bill Anderson
John Heard ... Clifford Odets
Melanie Mayron ... Sophie
Leonardo Cimino ... Adolph Zukor (as Leonard Cimino)
Jack Creley ... Professor Williams (as Jack Creeley)
James Eckhouse ... Harold Clurman
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Lottie (as Jeanne Elias)
Joseph Maher ... 1st Doctor
Bruce Ornstein Bruce Ornstein ... John Garfield
Paul Perri Paul Perri ... Luther Adler
Madeleine Sherwood ... 2nd Doctor (as Madeline Thornton-Sherwood)
Ivor Francis ... Drama Teacher
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Storyline

Based on the fast and frantic life of actress Frances Farmer tracing her life from her childhood in Seattle, through her college years, her flirtation with radical politics, her success in films and the theater, her doomed love affair with Clifford Odets, her physical and mental breakdown, and her ultimate emergence from an institution where she spent five years, to her death from cancer. Written by Matthew Patay

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Credere per vivere See more »

Filming Locations:

Petersburg, Virginia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title is the opening line of a poem by Emily Dickinson. See more »

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Comparison of two Farmer Films Difficult
9 August 2011 | by mikela88See all my reviews

Having already seen the movie, "Frances," I was delighted to run onto this TV version. And for a television version, it really comes through with much more complex characterization. The relationship between Frances and her Mother is much richer and more complicated than in "Frances." In "Frances," the mother seems to be the villain right from the beginning. However, in the television version, the mother is portrayed as human but flawed. Although I enjoyed both films, I would say "Frances" is definitely written in true broad Hollywood style whereas "Will There be a Morning?" captures the subtleties of a very intricate and complex relationship between this particular mother and daughter.


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