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Tropic of Cancer [DVD] [1970]

Release Date:10/26/2010

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    Tropic of Cancer
    Three years after cinematizing James Joyce's long-censored Ulysses, Joseph Strick mounted an adaptation of another racy literary work -- Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. Rip Torn plays Miller, an American expatriate author living -- and loving -- in 1920s Paris. The much-vaunted sex scenes were hot enough in 1970 to earn the film an X-rating, and an NC-17 when the film was re-rated in 1992. Ellen Burstyn (then billed as Ellen MacRae) has a few effective scenes as Miller's long-suffering wife, Mona; Phil Kaufman later elaborated on her character in the 1990 film Henry & June. Henry Miller himself appears in Tropic of Cancer, billed as a "spectator." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Rip Torn
      Rip Torn - Henry Miller
    • James Callahan
      James Callahan - Fillmore
    • Ellen Burstyn
      Ellen Burstyn - Mona
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      David Bauer - Carl
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      Laurence Ligneres - Ginette

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