The Portrait

The Portrait

Jody Maxwell
Director: Arthur Penn Cast: Jody Maxwell
Jody Maxwell
, Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
, Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
Arthur Penn

DVD (Full Frame)

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The Portrait, based upon the off-Broadway play by Tina Howe, is a made-for-cable film in which Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall play Gardner and Fanny Church, aging parents of artist Mags (Cecelia Peck). As the film opens, Mags unexpectedly drops in on her parents, hoping that she can complete a portrait she has been working on for her one-woman show. As Gardner and Fanny are the subjects of the portrait, their cooperation is essential, but they pointedly refuse to help their daughter out. Even more surprisingly, it turns out that Mags has arrived as they are in the midst of moving out -- not only out of the family home in which Mags grew up, but out of the entire collegiate community where Gardner has for years been a respected figure. Her parents largely push aside Mags' attempts to find out why they are taking this drastic action, but it soon becomes clear that it involves Gardner, who seems to be entering the first stages of senility. Along the way, Mags discovers a great deal about her parents -- and herself.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/07/2014
UPC: 0883316893821
Original Release: 1993
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 52,436

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jody Maxwell Actor
Gregory Peck Gardner Church
Lauren Bacall Fanny Church
Cecilia Peck Margaret Church
Paul McCrane Bartel
Donna Mitchell Marissa Pindar
Joyce O'Connor Samantha Button
Mitchell Laurence Ted Button
William Prince Hubert Hayden
Augusta Dabney Elizabeth Hayden
John Murphy Charles Wicstrom
John Bennes Bradley
Lucille Patton Saleswoman
Collin Wilcox Paxton Chancellor
Richard Olsen Doctor
Pearl Jones Grocery Clerk
Elizabeth Ann Klein Faculty Wife #1
George Gray Gallery Man
Elliot Easton Contractor
Ed Lillard Alan

Technical Credits
Arthur Penn Director
Scott Adam Associate Producer
Michael Conway Baker Score Composer
Jerry Ballew Asst. Director
Andrew Bernard Set Decoration/Design
Robert Greenwald Executive Producer
Robert Guerra Production Designer
David Haugland Co-producer
Lynn Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Philip Kleinbart Producer
Pat McCorkle Casting
Cynthia Millar Score Composer
Gregory Peck Executive Producer
Richard Quinlan Cinematographer
Lynn Roth Screenwriter
Carla Singer Executive Producer
Julie Weiss Costumes/Costume Designer
Tony Westman Cinematographer

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