Frances tells the story of independent, strong-willed actress Frances Farmer, whose beauty, talent, and intelligence lead to a successful stage and film career in the 1930s and 1940s. Tragically, her mental health soon began to deteriorate due to substance abuse, poor psychiatric care, a controlling stage mother, and her own radical and unyielding beliefs.

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Frances (1982)

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Romance/Drama · 2h 20m · 12/3/1982

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Seduced by stardom. Claimed by madness.

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Frances tells the story of independent, strong-willed actress Frances Farmer, whose beauty, talent, and intelligence lead to a successful stage and film career in the 1930s and 1940s. Tragically, her mental health soon began to deteriorate due to substance abuse, poor psychiatric care, a controlling stage mother, and her own radical and unyielding beliefs.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

EMI Films

Revenue

$5,000,000
Part Of
Cast
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Jessica Lange

Frances Farmer
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Sam Shepard

Harry York
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Kim Stanley

Lillian Farmer
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Bart Burns

Ernest Farmer
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Christopher Pennock

Dick Steele
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James Karen

Judge Hillier
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Gerald S. O'Loughlin

Lobotomy Doctor
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Sarah Cunningham

Alma Styles
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Allan Rich

Mr. Bebe
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Woodrow Parfrey

Dr. Doyle
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Rod Pilloud

Martoni Kaminski
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Patricia Larson

Mrs. Hillier
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Jordan Charney

Harold Clurman
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Keone Young

Chinese Doctor
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Bonnie Bartlett

Studio Stylist
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Jeffrey DeMunn

Clifford Odets
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Lane Smith

Dr. Symington
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Jonathan Banks

Hitchhiker
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James Brodhead

Desk Sergeant
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Jane Jenkins

Lady at Roosevelt Hotel (as J.J. Chaback)
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Daniel Chodos

'No Escape' Director
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Rod Colbin

Sentencing Judge
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Donald Craig

Ralph Edwards
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Lee de Broux

'Flowing Gold' Director
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Jack Fitzgerald

Clapper Man
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Nancy Foy

Autograph Girl
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Anne Haney

Hairdresser
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Richard L. Hawkins

Bum on Street (as Richard Hawkins)
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Darrell Larson

Louella's Spy
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Albert Lord

'Flowing Gold' Assistant Director
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Vincent Lucchesi

Arresting Sergeant
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Jack Manning

Studio Photographer
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Jack Riley

Bob Barnes
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David Schroeder

Studio Lawyer (as David V. Schroeder)
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Helen Schustack

Wardrobe Mistress
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Larry Pines

Man on Phone / Bookie Joint
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John Randolph

Kindly Judge
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Sandra Seacat

Drama Teacher
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Charles Seaverns

Real Estate Man
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Karin Strandjord

Connie
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Vern Taylor

Studio Executive
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Andrew Winner

Firechief
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Biff Yeager

Motorcycle Cop
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Alexander Zale

Man in Screening Room
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Paul Fleming

Reporter / Publicist / Photographer
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M.C. Gainey

Reporter / Publicist / Photographer
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Roger Galloway

Reporter / Publicist / Photographer
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Matthew Goldsby

Reporter / Publicist / Photographer
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Paul Keith

Reporter / Publicist / Photographer
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F. William Parker

Reporter / Publicist / Photographer
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Charles Shull

Reporter / Publicist / Photographer
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Teda Bracci

Mental Patient
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Jan Burrell

Mental Patient
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Flo Di Re

Mental Patient (as Flo di Re)
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Dodds Frank

Mental Patient
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Patricia Gaul

Mental Patient
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Robin Ginsburg

Mental Patient
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Pamela Gordon

Mental Patient
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Anjelica Huston

Mental Patient
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Jamie Johnston

Mental Patient
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Ola Kauffman

Mental Patient (as Ola Kaufman)
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Donna Lamana

Mental Patient (as Donna LaMana)
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Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Mental Patient
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Jane Lillig

Mental Patient
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Alexandra Melchi

Mental Patient
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Patricia Post

Mental Patient
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Zelda Rubinstein

Mental Patient (as Zelda Rubenstein)
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Nina Schneider

Mental Patient
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Marlene Silvers

Mental Patient
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Vicki Williams

Mental Patient
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Susan Wolf

Mental Patient
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Tom Amundsen

Doctor / Nurse / Orderly
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Anne Haslett

Doctor / Nurse / Orderly
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Barry Jamesby

Doctor / Nurse / Orderly
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Leonard Lookabaugh

Doctor / Nurse / Orderly (as Len Lookabaugh)
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Oceana Marr

Doctor / Nurse / Orderly
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Vahan Moosekian

Doctor / Nurse / Orderly
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Tom Pletts

Doctor / Nurse / Orderly
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Eileen T'Kaye

Doctor / Nurse / Orderly
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Lila Waters

Doctor / Nurse / Orderly
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Charles Prior

Soldier
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Carl Kraines

Soldier
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Kevin Costner

Luther / Man in Alley (uncredited)
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Dennis Crosswhite

Orderly (uncredited)
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J. Michael Flynn

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Ted King

Doctor (uncredited)
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Casey MacGill

Self - Musician (uncredited)
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Michael Mallory

Seattle Reporter (uncredited)
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Rick May

Policeman (uncredited)
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Allen Nause

Reporter / Publicist / Photographer (uncredited)
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Jayne Taini

Nurse (uncredited)
Crew
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Graeme Clifford

Director
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Eric Bergren

Writer
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Christopher De Vore

Writer
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Nicholas Kazan

Writer
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Disc Releases
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Frances

(DVD)

6/22/1999

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Frances

(DVD)

3/2/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

Frances

(DVD)

2/19/2002

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