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Promises in the Dark
     

Promises in the Dark

Director: Jerome Hellman, Marsha Mason, Kathleen Beller, Ned Beatty

Cast: Jerome Hellman, Marsha Mason, Kathleen Beller, Ned Beatty

 
This is a tragic tale of the slow degeneration of a cancer patient that is filled with pathos and sorrow. Buffy Koenig (Kathleen Beller) is terminally ill with cancer and for the two-hour running time, she goes through several surgical procedures, suffers all the devastating side effects of chemotherapy, and gets unrelentingly worse. Her doctor (Marsha Mason) has a

Overview

This is a tragic tale of the slow degeneration of a cancer patient that is filled with pathos and sorrow. Buffy Koenig (Kathleen Beller) is terminally ill with cancer and for the two-hour running time, she goes through several surgical procedures, suffers all the devastating side effects of chemotherapy, and gets unrelentingly worse. Her doctor (Marsha Mason) has a certain amount of conflict herself, but that is nothing compared to the young patient's distraught parents (Ned Beatty and Susan Clark) or her grief-stricken boyfriend (Paul Clemens).

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2009
UPC:
0883316127124
Original Release:
1979
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:57:00
Sales rank:
48,945

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marsha Mason Dr. Alexandra Kenda
Kathleen Beller Buffy Koenig
Ned Beatty Bud Koenig
Susan Clark Fran Koenig
Michael Brandon Dr. Jim Sandman
Paul Clemens Gerry Hulin
Donald Moffat Dr. Walter McInerny
Philip Sterling Dr. Frucht
Bonnie Bartlett Nurse Farber
James Noble Dr. Blankenship
Karen Anders Secretary in Bud's Office
Jack Anderson Actor
Alice Beardsley Mrs. Kepos
Fran Bennett Emergency Room Nurse
Robert Doran Alan
Lynn Farrell Actor
Edith Fields Mrs. Gans
Eloise Hardt Woman in Restaurant
Lidia Kristen Actor
Bernie Kuby Tony
Lenora May Sue
Janet Taylor Actor
Peggy McCay Miss Pritikin
Arthur Rosenberg Emergency room doctor

Technical Credits
Jerome Hellman Director,Producer
Walter Scott Herndon Production Designer
Adam Holender Cinematographer
Darin Knight Sound/Sound Designer
Kim Kurumada Asst. Director
Loring Mandel Screenwriter
Leonard Rosenman Score Composer
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Sheldon Schrager Executive Producer
Bob Wyman Editor

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