Dash and Lilly Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Dash and Lilly the Movie

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Depicts the 30-year love affair between hard-drinking, promiscuous writers Dashiell Hammett (Shepard) and Lillian Hellman (Davis). Meeting in the 1930s, the successful Hammett becomes the up-and-coming Hellman's mentor. Though both are married, they also begin an affair. Eventually, their positions are reversed as Hammett's career declines and, after serving in WWII, he becomes increasingly plagued by ill health. Meanwhile, playwright Hellman has her own trials when she's blacklisted in the '50s during the Red Scare.


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Available on VHS
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Writers, Biopics: Writers, Period Piece: 20th Century, On the Rocks, Red Scare
Jerry Ludwig
Sam Shepard, Judy Davis, David Paymer, Bebe Neuwirth, Laurence Luckinbill, Zeljko Ivanek, Ned Eisenberg, Mark Zimmerman
Bruce Surtees
Kathy Bates
Laura Karpman
Stan Margulies, Stan Margulies, Granada International Productions Ltd., A&E (Arts & Entertainment) Network

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