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Release Date: 1981

DVD Release Date: July 27th, 2004

R|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
This heavily stylized production with lip-synched musical numbers follows Arthur Parker (Steve Martin), a Depression-era sheet-music salesman with big dreams. When Arthur faces relationship problems with his wife, Joan (Jessica Harper), which are compounded by financial issues, he begins an affair with a withdrawn yet beautiful teacher, Eileen (Bernadette Peters). Though Arthur and Eileen prove to be kindred spirits, fate may not have their happiness in store.

Cast: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Walken, Jessica Harper, Vernel Bagneris, John McMartin, John Karlen, Jay Garner

Director: Herbert Ross

Genres: Musical, Romance

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Love, Melodramatic, Wife, 1930s, Creative


Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Sound
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy