Tribute Lauren Bacall


Robert Altman
USA 1979
105 min

A large ensemble piece in the tradition of Nashville and A Wedding, this uses a Florida health foods convention (H.E.A.L.T.H. the letters stand for Happiness, Energy And Longevity Through Health), where the yoghurt and muesli industries engage in ludicrous rivalry, to take pot-shots at the way the American obsession with physical well-being is inevitably linked to money, vanity and the desire for status and power. Altman utilizes the hotel as a gathering place for numerous interrelated, interconnecting plot threads. The unifying theme is a satire of corrupt politics, a la Watergate. Playing the unflappable hotel manager, Alfre Woodard stands out in a stellar cast including Carol Burnett, Glenda Jackson, James Garner, Lauren Bacall, Henry Gibson, Dick Cavett, and Paul Dooley who co-wrote the screenplay with Altman and Frank Barhydt.

  • Glenda Jackson - Isabella Garnell
  • Carol Burnett - Gloria Burbank
  • James Garner - Harry Wolff
  • Lauren Bacall - Esther Brill
  • Paul Dooley - Dr. Gainey
  • Alfre Woodard - Sally Benbow
  • Robert Altman
  • Frank Barhydt
  • Paul Dooley
  • Edmond L. Koons
  • Robert Gravenor
  • Don Merritt
  • Tom Benko
  • Dennis M. Hill
  • Tony Lombardo
  • Joseph Byrd
  • Jacqueline S. Price
  • Beth Alexander
Twentieth Century Fox

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35 mm
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