Stone Pillow

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Overview

The ads for The Stone Pillow tended to suggest that this TV movie was Lucille Ball's dramatic debut--completely ignoring the fact that Ball had started out as a "straight" actress in the 1930s who only occasionally played comedy until I Love Lucy came along. Whatever the case, the Ball we see in Stone Pillow is a cranky bag lady, fiercely independent and violently resistant to do-gooders who try to alter her homeless status. Daphne Zuniga plays an idealistic social worker who tries to get Ball off the streets. It...
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Overview

The ads for The Stone Pillow tended to suggest that this TV movie was Lucille Ball's dramatic debut--completely ignoring the fact that Ball had started out as a "straight" actress in the 1930s who only occasionally played comedy until I Love Lucy came along. Whatever the case, the Ball we see in Stone Pillow is a cranky bag lady, fiercely independent and violently resistant to do-gooders who try to alter her homeless status. Daphne Zuniga plays an idealistic social worker who tries to get Ball off the streets. It is only after watching several of her fellow indigents die where they sleep that Ball agrees to give up her "stone pillow." Though meant to be intensely dramatic, The Stone Pillow looks more like an elongated I Love Lucy sketch in which Ball dresses up like a tramp in order to meet Red Skelton or somebody.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2005
  • UPC: 741952632894
  • Original Release: 1985
  • Rating:

  • Source: Koch Vision
  • Presentation: Copy Protected
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,974

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lucille Ball Florabelle
Daphne Zuniga Carrie Lang
Susan Batson Ruby
Imogene Bliss Violet
William Converse-Roberts Max
Gloria Cromwell Bus Terminal Matron
Anna Maria Horsford Collins
Patrick Kilpatrick Young Thug
Stephen Lang Tim
Pat McNamara Daggett
Josephine Nichols Bag Lady in Ladies' Rm.
Patricia O'Connell Hargrove Shelter Guard
Peter Phillips Bus Driver
John Ramsey Older Thug
Mary Lou Rosato Bus Terminal Cop
Stefan Schnabel Mr. Berman
Rebecca Schull Mrs. Nelson
Edward Seamon Al
Ray Serra Stan
Technical Credits
George Schaefer Director, Producer
Andy Blumenthal Editor
Warren Clymer Art Director
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Terry Donnelly Producer
Rose Leiman Goldemberg Teleplay
Merrill H. Karpf Executive Producer
Walter Lassally Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Morning [8:15]
2. You're Too Dumb [10:07]
3. How to Survive [7:03]
4. Watch Out [10:17]
5. Sonny [6:52]
6. The Underground [4:39]
7. No Place to Go [9:09]
8. Stone Pillows [7:02]
9. Brooklyn! [4:51]
10. Doing Good for Another [10:35]
11. Tough Job [5:22]
12. A Place of Your Own [8:51]
13. Credits [1:14]
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Menu

Side #1 --
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   Scene Selection
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Genius of Comedy or Drama

    Lucille Ball is so brilliant in this movie, she makes everyone else in it seem mediocre in comparison. The movie tries to show the homeless problem when it was less well-known twenty years ago,when "Stone Pillow" was made, and kudos to Lucy for wanting to be part of that. Though the script has imperfections, and it is difficult to watch because of its honesty, it is a touching as well as motivating film.

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