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Cinderella Liberty Details

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A "Cinderella Liberty" is Navy jargon for a pass that runs out at midnight. Sailor John Baggs, Jr. ([[Performer~P83766~James Caan~jamescaan]]) has such a pass, and intends to make the most of it while his ship is docked in Seattle. He "wins" prostitute Maggie ([[Performer~P46247~Marsha Mason~marshamason]]) in a pool game, but backs off at a "wham-bam-thank you ma'am" when he finds out that Maggie has a son, an 11-year-old mulatto ([[Performer~P10329~Kirk Calloway~kirkcalloway]]) -- and that there's another baby on the way. John has so much empathy for Maggie's travails that he marries her. When she loses her baby, however, Maggie feels unable to resign herself to living with John, plagued by both guilt and an unwillingness to be tied down -- thus forcing John to fight for her. [[Performer~P106816~Darryl Ponicsan~darrylponicsan]] adapted his own novel. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 18, 1973

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kirk Calloway New Star of the Year - Male 1973 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association John Williams Best Original Score 1973 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Williams Best Song 1973 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Williams Best Dramatic Score 1973 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Marsha Mason Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1973 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Marsha Mason Best Actress 1973 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Darryl Ponicsan Best Screenplay 1973 Nominee

Cast

James Caan
as John Baggs, Jr.
Jon Korkes
as Dental Corpsman
Allyn Ann McLerie
as Miss Watkins
Allan Arbus
as Drunken Sailor
Sally Kirkland
as Fleet Chick
Eli Wallach
as Forshay
Don Calfa
as Lewis
Dabney Coleman
as Executive Director
Burt Young
as Master at Arms
John Kauffman
as Sailor
Chris Rydell
as Boy Fishing
Marsha Mason
as Maggie
Joe Locke
as Club Owner
Kirk Calloway
as Doug
Niles Brewster
as Paymaster
Bruno Kirby
as Alcott
Clayton Corzatte
as Doctor
Fred Sadoff
as Dr. Osgood
Ted D'Arms
as Cook
David Proval
as Sailor No. I
James DeCloss

Crew

Mark Rydell
Director
Mark Rydell
Producer
Darryl Ponicsan
Book Author
Darryl Ponicsan
Screenwriter
Vilmos Zsigmond
Cinematographer
Paul Williams
Songwriter
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Donn Cambern
Editor
Leon Ericksen
Production Designer
Rita Riggs
Costume Designer
Theodore Soderberg
Sound/Sound Designer
Kay Rose
Sound Editor
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