Rachel, Rachel

  • Film
  • Comedy
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An impressive directorial debut for Newman, Rachel, Rachel stars his wife, Joanne Woodward, and their daughter Nell Potts. An account of a spinster striving to break out of her frustrating job as a teacher and her demanding home life, looking after her mother, the film's virtues lie in the wry observation of Rachel's slipping into a second childhood when James Olson appears on the scene as a possible saviour. While in no way as powerful as Barbara Loden's Wanda, Newman's film none the less captures the quiet desperation of enforced life in sleepytown America.

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Paul Newman
Screenwriter: Stewart Stern
Cast: Kate Harrington
James Olson
Bernard Barrow
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Joanne Woodward
Nell Potts
Estelle Parsons
Donald Moffat
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