Writer and director John Cassavetes' improbable and fascinating opening, Peter Falk, who was the film's main financier, as Nick, with his construction crew, taking a firm and futile stand, in A Woman Under The Influence, 1974, starring Gena Rowlands.
From the meal after the emergency overnight shift at the home of construction crew boss Nick (Peter Falk) and Mabel (Gena Rowlands), whose dalliance after he stood her up remains her secret, in A Woman Under The Influence, 1974, written and directed by Rowlands' husband John Cassavetes.
The introduction of the title character, John Cassavetes directs his wife Gena Rolands as Mabel, with her own mother (Lady Rowlands), demonstrating what seems like undue anxiety over a date-night with her husband, early in A Woman Under The Influence, 1974.
Director John Cassavetes uses photographs of himself with friends and co-stars Ben Gazzara and Peter Falk in his opening, including a fourth pal, played by David Rowlands, the brother of Cassavetes' wife Gena, whose funeral they attend in the first filmed scene, in Husbands, 1970.
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Broadway actress Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) rehearses for her latest play, about a woman unable to admit that she is aging. When she witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, she begins to confront the personal and professional turmoil she faces in her own life. Featuring a moving performance by Rowlands (and with some scenes shot on stages with live audiences reacting freely to the writing and performing), John Cassavetes’ Opening Night exposes the drama of an actress who at great personal cost makes a part her own.
Broadway actress Myrtle Gordon rehearses for her latest play, about a woman unable to admit that she is aging. When she witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, she begins to confront the personal and professional turmoil she faces in her own life.
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