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Miss Mary (1986)

R | | Drama | 19 December 1986 (USA)
A young British woman is hired as a governess by a wealthy Argentine family. Through her position, she slowly sees how the upper class of society is slowly crumbling, and how a popular ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Christie ... Mary Mulligan
Nacha Guevara ... Mecha
Eduardo Pavlovsky ... Alfredo
Gerardo Romano ... Ernesto
Iris Marga ... Mama Victoria
Guillermo Battaglia ... Grandfather
Barbara Bunge Barbara Bunge ... Teresa (child)
Donald McIntyre Donald McIntyre ... Johnny (as Donald McIntire)
Sofía Viruboff Sofía Viruboff ... Carolina
Luisina Brando ... Perla
Alberto Busaid Alberto Busaid
Georgina Parpagnoli Georgina Parpagnoli
Richardo Hanglin Richardo Hanglin
Carlos Pamplona Carlos Pamplona
Nora Zinski Nora Zinski ... Teresa (adult) (as Nora Zinsky)
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A young British woman is hired as a governess by a wealthy Argentine family. Through her position, she slowly sees how the upper class of society is slowly crumbling, and how a popular movement is preparing to install itself in power. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The film that will touch you in some very secret places.

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Drama

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Argentina | USA

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English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

19 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Maggie See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,094, 21 December 1986

Gross USA:

$267,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Elmer's Tune
Composed by Elmer Albrecht (as Albrecht), Sammy Gallop (as Gallup) and Dick Jurgens (as Jurgens)
Performed by Glenn Miller
Authorized by RCA Ariola Int., N.Y.
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Bad editing ruined a fine picture
15 November 1999 | by piapiaSee all my reviews

Miss Mary was meant to be an excellent motion picture. It is well written, with intelligent dialogue, the color photography is stunning. The cast was well chosen and includes some of the best Argentine players, who brilliantly support the wonderful work of Julie Christie. Maria Luisa Bemberg has shown her directorial talent before.

But... this picture in completely incoherent. The editor makes the action go back and forth, inserting flashbacks that could have been more comprehensible if shown in the natural order. Miss Mary is a movie with no sense of time. We never know if the sequence we are watching happens in 1938, in 1945, or in between. We never know when the action goes from the "estancia" to Buenos Aires. It has been a loss for the art of the cinema, that modern editors have forgotten the classic grammar of the great directors of the past, such as the fading ins and fading outs that indicated the pass of time, and now limit themselves to cut and cut and cut. The sense of continuity and the sense of time have been lost. And Miss Mary is a sorry example of what has happened to movie editing since the 70's.


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