The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for The Ballad of the Sad Cafe the Movie

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Unusual love story set in a small Southern town during the Depression. The everday lives of its townspeople are suddenly transformed when a distant relation of the town's outcast (Redgrave) unexpectedly shows up. A moving story that tries to portray both sides of love and its power to enhance and destroy simultaneously. Emotion never seems to come to life in a movie that's nice to watch, but is ultimately disappointing. Adapted from the play by Edward Albee, which was based on the critically acclaimed novella by Carson McCullers. A British/U.S. co-production.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS
Running time 100 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adapted from a Play, Romantic Drama, Revenge, American South, Great Depression, Adapted from a Story, Producers: Merchant Ivory, War Between the Sexes, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews
Screenplay
Michael Hirst
Cast
Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, Cork Hubbert, Rod Steiger, Austin Pendleton, Beth Dixon, Lanny Flaherty, Mert Hatfield, Earl Hindman, Anne Pitoniak
Cinematography
Walter Lassally
Director
Simon Callow
Music
Richard Robbins
Producer
Merchant-Ivory Productions, Ismail Merchant

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