The Gypsy Moths

The Gypsy Moths

Burt Lancaster
Director: John Frankenheimer Cast: Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
, Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
, Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
John Frankenheimer


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John Frankenheimer directed this low-key drama about three men who stage a sky-diving thrill show and what happens when they roll into a small town in Kansas. Mike Rettig (Burt Lancaster) is the oldest of the group and more than a bit jaded; Joe Browdy (Gene Hackman) is the fast-talking MC who knows how to work the crowd; and Malcolm Webson (Scott Wilson) is the rookie of the group. When they get a job performing in Bridgeport, Kansas, Malcolm arranges for them to stay at the home of his Uncle John (William Windom) and Aunt Elizabeth (Deborah Kerr). John and Elizabeth's marriage has seen better days; they've grown apart from each other, and when Elizabeth meets Mike, a spark of passion catches fire between them which neither can fully control. The two fall into an affair, making love one night in the living room, not caring that John is watching them. However, this relationship does not bring Mike out of his depression and leads to a shocking incident at the group's next show. The Gypsy Moths marked the first time Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr had worked together since their memorable pairing in From Here to Eternity (1953).

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2014
UPC: 0888574099305
Original Release: 1969
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 9,355

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Lancaster Mike Rettig
Deborah Kerr Elizabeth Brandon
Gene Hackman Joe Browdy
Scott Wilson Malcolm Webson
Bonnie Bedelia Annie Burke
Sheree North Waitress
Carl Reindel Pilot
Ford Rainey Stand Owner
John Napier Dick Donford
William Windom V. John Brandon

Technical Credits
John Frankenheimer Director
Henry Berman Editor
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
George W. Davis Art Director
Edward Lewis Producer
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
William Hanely Screenwriter
William Hanley Screenwriter
Hal Landers Producer
Philip H. Lathrop Cinematographer
Jack Mills Set Decoration/Design
Cary O'Dell Art Director
Bobby Roberts Producer
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
William J. Tuttle Makeup

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