Tropic of Cancer [DVD] [1970]

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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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