All the Fine Young Cannibals
|All the Fine Young Cannibals|
|Directed by||Michael Anderson|
|Written by||Rosamond Marshall (novel)
Robert Thom (screenplay)
|Music by||Jeff Alexander|
|Cinematography||William H. Daniels|
|Release date(s)||September 15, 1960|
|Running time||112 min.|
All the Fine Young Cannibals is a 1960 film directed by Michael Anderson, based on the novel by Rosamond Marshall starring Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, Susan Kohner, George Hamilton, and Pearl Bailey.
The story concerns the lives of Chad Bixby (Wagner) and Sarah "Salome" Davis (Wood) – how they are forced apart by bad circumstances and brought together by chance. The film examines the experience of starting off "dirt poor" and ending up "idle rich", in a melodramatic style; but concludes that after the changes in lifestyle, the personalities remain the same. The story is loosely based on the life of Chet Baker. The film was the first Wagner and Wood made as husband and wife.
- Robert Wagner as Chad Bixby
- Natalie Wood as Sarah "Salome" Davis
- Susan Kohner as Catherine McDowall
- George Hamilton as Tony McDowall
- Pearl Bailey as Ruby
- Jack Mullaney as Putney Tinker
- Onslow Stevens as Joshua Davis
- Anne Seymour as Mrs. Bixby
- Virginia Gregg as Ada Davis
- Mabel Albertson as Mrs. McDowall
- Louise Beavers as Rose
According to MGM records the film earned $950,000 in the US and Canada and $860,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $1,108,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- "All the Fine Young Cannibals". The New York Times.
- Jessica Berens (April 1986). "Fine Young Cannibals – They're England's latest sultans of soul. Soon they'll be bringing it on home to America, where at least a band can get a decent meal". Spin Magazine. p. 73. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
- All the Fine Young Cannibals at the Internet Movie Database
- All the Fine Young Cannibals at AllMovie
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