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Frances Movie

80's Movie Facts for Frances


A riches to rags story of a starlet is told in this 80s movie: a movie about Hollywood actress Frances Farmerís life.

Frances DVD


Jessica Lange gives a sterling performance in her role of Frances in the movie of the ame name. Frances follows the real life story of 30ís actress Frances Farmer.

Kim Stanley plays Francesís mother Lillian Farmer in the movie Frances. Francesís excessive alcohol intake made her erratic enough for Lillian to commit her to a mental institution.


Frances Farmer - Jessica Lange
Lillian Farmer - Kim Stanley
Harry York - Sam Shepard
Ernest Farmer - Bart Burns
Hitchhiker - Jonathan Banks
Studio Stylist - Bonnie Bartlett
Desk Sergeant - James Brodhead
Lady at Roosevelt Hotel (as J.J. Chaback) - Jane Jenkins
Harold Clurman - Jordan Charney
Sentencing Judge - Rod Colbin
No Escape Director - Daniel Chodos
Ralph Edwards - Donald Craig
'Flowing Gold' Director - Lee de Broux
Clifford Odets - Jeffrey DeMunn


Jessica Lange who played Frances fell in love with and married her co-star Sam Shepard, who played Harry York.

The movie Frances was nominated for two Oscars.

Academy Awards:

Jessica Lange won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the role of Frances Farmer in Frances.

Kim Stanley won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Lillian Farmer in Frances.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Frances was released to theatres on 12/17/1982 by Anchor Bay, and grossed 122,100 at the box office in the US on a budget of .

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