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Play It As It Lays(1972)

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Brief Synopsis

While in recovery from a nervous breakdown, actress Maria Wyeth recalls the rise and fall of her career. Initially a model who moved into acting via low-budget biker films, she married the director of those films, Carter Lang. Sadly, the more successful he became in the business, the less attention

Cast & Crew

Frank Perry Director
Tuesday Weld Maria [Wyeth]
Anthony Perkins B. Z. [Mendenhall]
Tammy Grimes Helene [Mendenhall]
Adam Roarke Carter [Lang]
Ruth Ford Carlotta
Eddie Firestone Benny Austin
Diana Ewing Susannah
Paul Lambert Larry Kulik
Chuck McCann Abortionist's assistant
Severn Darden Hypnotist
Tony Young Johnny Waters
Richard Anderson Les Goodwin
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info:  Venice Film Festival screening: 1 Sep 1972; New York opening: 29 Oct 1972
Release Date:  1972 Production Date:  [Panavision]
A Dominick Dunne--F.P. Films, Inc. Production
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Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal Pictures, F.P. Films, Inc.
Duration(mins):  98-99 or 101-102 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Play it as it lays

    Brigitte 2011-02-26

    I would love to see this again. Wonderful story and outstanding novel - Joan Didion is terrific writer. Tuesday Weld is the embodiment of Maria - and Tony... MORE>

  • Tuesday and Tony go to Heck

    F. Schwarz 2007-07-19

    Based on writings of Joan Didion, a portrait of an actress's swift decline. Insanely pointed caricatures of many things Hollywood: the wannabe-auteur... MORE>