Frances Poster

Release Date: December 3rd, 1982

DVD Release Date: June 22nd, 1999

R|2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
This biopic explores the true story of Frances Farmer (Jessica Lange), a mold-breaking actress from Seattle who moved to Hollywood, Calif., and gained notoriety for her unconventional attitude. After being lured to New York under false pretenses, dealing with her overbearing mother and an addiction to alcohol lead to a mental collapse. Institutionalized, Farmer is abused by patients and staff alike. Following her release, Farmer hosts a local Indianapolis TV show until her death in 1970.

Cast: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Bart Burns, Jonathan Banks, Bonnie Bartlett, James Brodhead, J.J. Chaback

Director: Graeme Clifford

Genres: Biography

Production Co: EMI Films Ltd.

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Fall, Mother, 1930s, 1960s, New York City, 1950s, Rise, Doctor, Moving, Emotional, Transformation, 1940s


Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture