Frances

  • 1982
  • Movie
  • R
  • Biography

This relentlessly depressing film biography boasts a moving performance by Jessica Lange as Frances Farmer, one of the most beautiful movie actresses of the late 1930s and early 1940s, shown here as the victim of a forceful mother (Kim Stanley) and a tyrannical studio system. Farmer's determined individualism--from her youth in Washington State to her success...read more

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Frances - Official Trailer
02:16 — Jessica Lange delivers the performance of her career as Frances Farmer, the notorious 1930s movie star whose impassioned opinions and outspoken behavi (more…)
(Movie Clip) You Have To See Things
Vignettes from an afternoon depicting the factual affair between actress Frances Farmer (Jessica Lange) and married playwright Clifford Odets (Jeffrey (more…)
(Movie Clip) God Was Gone
Jessica Lange as the 16-year old Frances Farmer at home in Seattle, with her scandalous winning essay, support from her mother (Kim Stanley), then mee (more…)