Stone Pillow

Stone Pillow

Director: George Schaefer Cast: Lucille Ball, Daphne Zuniga, Stephen Lang
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Stone Pillow

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).

Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2005
UPC: 0741952632894
Original Release: 1985
Rating: NR
Source: Koch Vision
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 10,841

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lucille Ball Florabelle
Daphne Zuniga Carrie Lang
Stephen Lang Tim
Susan Batson Ruby
Anna Maria Horsford Collins
Stefan Schnabel Mr. Berman
Rebecca Schull Mrs. Nelson
Imogene Bliss Violet
Gloria Cromwell Bus Terminal Matron
Patrick Kilpatrick Young Thug
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
Edward Seamon Al
Ray Serra Stan
William Converse-Roberts Max

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

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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Stone Pillow 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.