Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer

Rip Torn
Director: Joseph Strick Cast: Rip Torn
Rip Torn
, James Callahan
James Callahan
, Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
Joseph Strick

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Three years after cinematizing James Joyce's long-censored Ulysses, Joseph Strick mounted an adaptation of another racy literary work -- Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. Rip Torn plays Miller, an American expatriate author living -- and loving -- in 1920s Paris. The much-vaunted sex scenes were hot enough in 1970 to earn the film an X-rating, and an NC-17 when the film was re-rated in 1992. Ellen Burstyn (then billed as Ellen MacRae) has a few effective scenes as Miller's long-suffering wife, Mona; Phil Kaufman later elaborated on her character in the 1990 film Henry & June. Henry Miller himself appears in Tropic of Cancer, billed as a "spectator."

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/2010
UPC: 0887090025508
Original Release: 1970
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 30,876

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rip Torn Henry Miller
James Callahan Fillmore
Ellen Burstyn Mona
David Bauer Carl
Laurence Ligneres Ginette
Phil Brown Van Norden
Gisele Grimm Germaine
Ginette Leclerc Madame Hamilton
Magali Noël The Princess
Sabine Sun Elsa
Philippe Gaste Train Passenger
Roger Lumont Cafe Patron
Guy Marly Dog Lover
Ed Marcus Boris
Henry Miller Spectator
Raymond Gerome Headmaster

Technical Credits
Joseph Strick Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Betty Botley Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Alain Derobe Cinematographer
Jean-Michel Lacor Asst. Director
Sidney Meyers Editor
Stanley Myers Score Composer
Sylvia Sarner Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tropic of Cancer
1. Opening [:16]
2. Alone Again [8:24]
3. The Princess [7:00]
4. To Sir With Love [5:53]
5. Oldest Profession [17:25]
6. Poor Fillmore [23:57]
7. Elsa [6:45]
8. Gay Paree! [12:04]

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