John Cheever's "misery in suburbia" short stories, brief and to the point, have always proven excellent TV fodder. Director Frank Perry's The Swimmer, adapted for the screen by Perry's wife Eleanor, is a rare, and for the most part successful, attempt at offering a Cheever story in feature-length form. Dressed only in swimming trunks throughout ...Read MoreJohn Cheever's "misery in suburbia" short stories, brief and to the point, have always proven excellent TV fodder. Director Frank Perry's The Swimmer, adapted for the screen by Perry's wife Eleanor, is a rare, and for the most part successful, attempt at offering a Cheever story in feature-length form. Dressed only in swimming trunks throughout the film, Burt Lancaster plays a wealthy, middle-aged advertising man, embarked on a long and revelatory journey through suburban Connecticut. Lancaster slowly makes his way to his split-level home by travelling from house to house, and from swimming pool to swimming pool. At each stop, Lancaster comes face to face with an incident in his past. Informing Kim Hunter that he once harbored a secret love for her, Lancaster is mildly upset by Hunter's indifference. Elderly Cornelia Otis Skinner is incensed at Lancaster's intrusion in her backyard and orders him to leave. At the next home, Lancaster tries to seduce the nubile Janet Landgard, who'd once baby-sat for his daughters, but she runs away in horror. And so it goes: as each subsequent suburbanite peels off his self-protective veneer, Lancaster grows more and more disillusioned with what he thought was his ideal lifestyle. The more intensely painful episode is the confrontation between Lancaster and ex-mistress Janice Rule (this scene was directed, without credit, by Sydney Pollack). Thoroughly defeated, the all-but-naked Lancaster laboriously makes his way through the Connecticut woods in a blinding rainstorm, desperately seeking out his own home where he fully expects his "loving" wife and daughters to greet him. Not this time. Dismissed as too self-consciously "arty" at the time of its release, The Swimmer's reputation increased over the decades following its release thanks to constant late-night TV exposure. The film represents the first movie work of 22-year-old composer Marvin Hamlisch. Hal Erickson, RoviRead Less
Rose Gregorio, Kim Hunter, David Garfield, Bill Fiore, Nancy Cushman, Marge Champion, Tony Bickley, Janice Rule, Janet... Good. 1968 Run time: 95. All orders are shipped from Boise Idaho. While the overwhelming majority of packages shipped via Standard shipping arrive within the time specified above, in rare cases shipments can take 3 to 5 weeks to arrive. Please note: At this time, we ship only within the United States. Shipments to Alaska and Hawaii are shipped via our Standard option.
Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Tony Bickley, Marge Champion. Good. 1968 Run time: 95. 001 Item may show signs of shelf wear. Booklets may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting viewers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority.
Rose Gregorio, Kim Hunter, David Garfield, Bill Fiore, Nancy Cushman, Marge Champion, Tony Bickley, Janice Rule, Janet... Good. 1968 Run time: 95. Connecting viewers with great movies since 1972. All used discs are inspected and guaranteed. Used discs may not include digital content. Customer service is our top priority!
Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Diana Van Der Vlis, Tony Bickley, Kim Hunter. Very good in very good packaging. Language: English. Run time: 95 mins. Aspect ratio: 1.85: 1. Originally released: 1968. out of print, perfect playback guaranteed, immediate ship. Thanks for looking! ! !
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Burt Lancaster; Janet Landgard; Janice Rule; Diana Van Der Vlis; Tony Bickley; Kim Hunter. New. Run time: 95 mins. Language: English. Ships worldwide. Tracking for domestic orders. Excellent customer Service.