Believe in Me (1971 film)

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Believe in Me
Believe in Me 1971 poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Stuart Hagmann
Produced by Robert Chartoff
Irwin Winkler
Screenplay by Israel Horovitz
Starring Michael Sarrazin
Jacqueline Bisset
Music by Fred Karlin
Cinematography Richard C. Brooks
Richard C. Kratina
Edited by Andrew Horvitch
John C. Howard
Distributed by MGM
Release date
  • 1971 (1971)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Believe in Me is a 1971 American romantic drama film directed by Stuart Hagmann and written by Israel Horovitz. The film was produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler.



The magazine New York's Judith Crist disliked Hagmann's direction and Horovitz's screenwriting and wrote, "[It] is a sloppy story about an intern driven to drugs because he sees kids and old people get sick, and who apparently makes his girl an addict too—or simply makes her stop wearing eyeliner. You can't tell which—and couldn't care less.[1]

Roger Greenspun of The New York Times wrote that Believe in Me avoided melodrama seen in other drug films but found that it had predictable surprises and failed to explain "crucial" questions. He reviewed, "[It] is full of plot hints dropped and never retrieved, and it seems to have been cut—not so much edited as maimed. When allowed some emotional range ... Stuart Hagmann directs a rather decent movie. But such moments are too few, and in suppressing even pathos, the film also suppresses the other feelings that could have made it live."[2]

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  1. ^ Crist, Judith (December 20, 1971). "A Feast, and About Time". New York. 
  2. ^ Greenspun, Roger (December 9, 1971). "Screen: Hagmann's 'Believe in Me'". The New York Times. 

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