I Never Promised You A Rose Garden


1h 36m 1977

Brief Synopsis

Based very loosely on the intricate novel by Joanne Greenberg. A young woman's devotion to a childhood fantasy kingdom has taken over her entire life and causes her endless pain and degradation. Placed in a mental hospital, she has the great good fortune to have a truly caring therapist who tries to help her accept reality, even though reality isn't so great either.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1977

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m
Color
Color

Synopsis

Based on Joanne Greenberg's best-selling autobiographical novel, a young woman goes to the latest in a series of mental hospitals where a skillful therapist manages to get past her defenses and begins to help her.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1977

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m
Color
Color

Award Nominations

Best Writing, Screenplay

1978

Quotes

Trivia

'Natalie Wood" (qv) had planned to produce as well as star (in the role of Deborah which was eventually played by Kathleen Quinlan) in this film, but those plans never materialized.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1977

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1977