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The Neon Ceiling (1971)

A housewife and her teenage daughter, fleeing their boring lives, stops in a diner in the California desert. She runs up against the diner's owner, a gruff, beer-drinking artist whose ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Pierson

Writers:

Howard Rodman (as Henri Simoun), Carol Sobieski (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Gig Young ... Jones
Lee Grant ... Carrie Miller
Denise Nickerson ... Paula Miller
Herb Edelman ... Harry
William Smithers ... Doctor Miller
Robert Pratt Robert Pratt ... Ferris Wheel Man
James McEachin ... Highway Patrolman
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A housewife and her teenage daughter, fleeing their boring lives, stops in a diner in the California desert. She runs up against the diner's owner, a gruff, beer-drinking artist whose life's work are the neon sculptures he creates and attaches to the ceiling. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1971 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Looking for a copy of this movie
24 January 2007 | by nelson1018See all my reviews

I saw the movie in 1971, I suppose, on TV and never forgot it. I would very much like to have a copy of it. Can one be purchased from any source anyone knows?

Never play cards with a man named pops and never eat in a café called mom's or words to that effect, so you see, even though I am now 71, I remember part of the movie quite well after 30+ years. I remember the driving scene when the girl was learning and the incredible private show that Gig Young's character had arranged for himself and which he did not really care to share with others. It was an unlikely love story that had to end as it did.


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