Cinderella Liberty

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Overview

A "Cinderella Liberty" is Navy jargon for a pass that runs out at midnight. Sailor John Baggs, Jr. (James Caan) has such a pass, and intends to make the most of it while his ship is docked in Seattle. He "wins" prostitute Maggie (Marsha Mason) in a pool game, but backs off at a "wham-bam-thank you ma'am" when he finds out that Maggie has a son, an 11-year-old mulatto (Kirk Calloway) -- and that there's another baby on the way. John has so much empathy for Maggie's travails that he marries her. When she loses her ...
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Overview

A "Cinderella Liberty" is Navy jargon for a pass that runs out at midnight. Sailor John Baggs, Jr. (James Caan) has such a pass, and intends to make the most of it while his ship is docked in Seattle. He "wins" prostitute Maggie (Marsha Mason) in a pool game, but backs off at a "wham-bam-thank you ma'am" when he finds out that Maggie has a son, an 11-year-old mulatto (Kirk Calloway) -- and that there's another baby on the way. John has so much empathy for Maggie's travails that he marries her. When she loses her baby, however, Maggie feels unable to resign herself to living with John, plagued by both guilt and an unwillingness to be tied down -- thus forcing John to fight for her. Darryl Ponicsan adapted his own novel. This 20th Century Fox Cinema Classics Collection edition comes complete with an anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen picture and Dolby Surround sound, with bonus materials that include an audio commentary by director Mark Rydell and an isolated score and FX track.
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Special Features

Audio commentary by director Mark Rydell; Isolated score & FX track
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
At the time of its release, Cinderella Liberty was praised for the presentation of the gritty lives of Baggs and Maggie. This tended to obscure the fact that the story was the overly familiar "boy-loves-hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold" that had been told many times before, and it is the triteness of the basic story that makes Cinderella a good rather than great movie -- especially when the triteness produces situations that strain credulity almost past the breaking point. However, Cinderella does serve as a fine showcase for some first-rate performances. Marsha Mason has rarely been better; the manipulative, studied quality that mars much of her work is largely absent here, and she takes advantage of the range of emotions the character offers to show just what she is capable of. James Caan also gives one of his strongest performances, bringing forth the believable tenderness and touching innocence that lies underneath the surface of his character. And Eli Wallach, in a supporting role, is marvelous, especially in the scene in which he is expelled from the Navy. Mark Rydell's direction is solid, giving the actors plenty of room to work. Paul Williams' songs are poor and obtrusive but don't damage the film too much. Cinderella Liberty is a sweet-natured film, which will affect most viewers, even as they feel annoyed at some of the turns it takes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/6/2007
  • UPC: 024543411994
  • Original Release: 1973
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 42,932

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Caan John Baggs, Jr.
Kirk Calloway Doug
Marsha Mason Maggie
Eli Wallach Forshay
Allan Arbus Drunken Sailor
Niles Brewster Paymaster
Don Calfa Lewis
Dabney Coleman Executive Director
Clayton Corzatte Doctor
Ted D'Arms Cook
James DeCloss
Paul Jackson Sam
John Kauffman Sailor
Bruno Kirby Alcott
Sally Kirkland Fleet Chick
Jon Korkes Dental Corpsman
Joe Locke Club Owner
Allyn Ann McLerie Miss Watkins
David Proval Sailor No. I
Chris Rydell Boy Fishing
Fred Sadoff Dr. Osgood
Burt Young Master at Arms
Technical Credits
Mark Rydell Director, Producer
Donn Cambern Editor
Leon Ericksen Production Designer
Patrick Kennedy Editor
Darryl Ponicsan Screenwriter
Rita Riggs Costumes/Costume Designer
Kay Rose Sound Editor
Theodore Soderberg Sound/Sound Designer
Barry Thomas Sound/Sound Designer
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Paul Williams Songwriter
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cinderella Liberty
1. Welcome Home! [2:49]
2. Medical Exam [2:54]
3. Main Titles/Cinderella Liberty [2:14]
4. Club Neptune [7:01]
5. Paying Up [2:15]
6. Show Some Respect [4:25]
7. Shore Patrol [7:10]
8. Birthday Cake [4:07]
9. Get Out [:37]
10. Lynn Forshay [3:46]
11. No Records, No Pay [1:56]
12. My Broad [7:54]
13. Family Outing [:56]
14. Social Worker Visit [1:16]
15. What Is Love? [7:49]
16. Baggs Returns [1:37]
17. Family Man [:33]
18. In the Eyes of the Navy [4:36]
19. Mouth of Poverty [4:01]
20. Delivery [2:03]
21. Bad News [3:19]
22. Giving Up [6:59]
23. The Letter [4:25]
24. The New Baggs/End Titles [1:07]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Cinderella Liberty
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   Language Selection
      Language and Audio
         English Mono
         English Stereo
         Spanish Mono
         Audio Commentary by Director Mark Rydell
         Isolated Score & FX Track
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Spanish
         None
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   Special Features
      Audio Commentary by Director Mark Rydell: On
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      On Location With Mark Rydell: Director of Cinderella Liberty
      Isolated Score & FX Track: On
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      Photo Galleries
         Behind the Scenes Gallery
         Production Gallery
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      Trailer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Almost too sad to watch

    I LOVE this movie, so glad it has come out in DVD. Will buy it when my next buying frenzy comes..soon..lol.

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