Desperate Characters

Overview

Frank D. Gilroy's adaptation of Paula Fox's novel Desperate Characters stars Shirley MacLaine as Sophie, a freelance book translator who leads a comfortable life in Brooklyn with her lawyer husband Otto Kenneth Mars. Because of their crumbling marriage and the threatening presence of urban dangers like crime and vandalism, the couple are living a paranoid, scared existence. The film chronicles their emotional and psychological state through a series of interactions with each ...
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Overview

Frank D. Gilroy's adaptation of Paula Fox's novel Desperate Characters stars Shirley MacLaine as Sophie, a freelance book translator who leads a comfortable life in Brooklyn with her lawyer husband Otto Kenneth Mars. Because of their crumbling marriage and the threatening presence of urban dangers like crime and vandalism, the couple are living a paranoid, scared existence. The film chronicles their emotional and psychological state through a series of interactions with each other and like-minded friends.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2008
  • UPC: 844503000323
  • Original Release: 1971
  • Rating:

  • Source: Legend Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 41,469

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
L.J. Davis Tom
Gonzalee Ford Nurse
Shanueille Ryder Woman Doctor
Robert Bauer Young Man
Robert Delbert Hospital Attendant
Chris Gampel Mike
Rose Gregorio Ruth
Michael Higgins Francis Early
Mary Ellen Hokanson Flo
Carol Kane Young Girl
Elena Karam Saleslady
Shirley MacLaine Sophie
Kenneth Mars Otto
Michael McAloney Raconteur
Patrick McVey Mr. Haynes
Gerald O'Loughlin Charlie
Wallace Rooney Man On Subway
Nicholas Smith Caller
Jack Somack Leon
Sada Thompson Claire
Technical Credits
Frank D. Gilroy Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Ron Carter Score Composer
Norman Cohen Asst. Director
Urs B. Furrer Cinematographer
Sally Gift Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Hall Score Composer
Lee Konitz Score Composer
Edgar Lansbury Art Director
Paul Leaf Co-producer
Robert Q. Lovett Editor
Herb Mulligan Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Desperate Characters
1. Titles [1:51]
2. A Cat Bite [7:30]
3. The Party [8:49]
4. Husband and Wife [4:19]
5. Late-Night Confessions [12:25]
6. Keeping in Touch [7:20]
7. The Holy Fool [11:45]
8. The Imposition [7:06]
9. At the Clinic [3:58]
10. Time to Take out the Trash [7:16]
11. A Surprise Awaits [7:57]
12. Confrontation [2:28]
13. A Proverbial Union [4:37]
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