In a subplot, Baggs is searching for a sailor named Forshay, who is in charge of training recruits and has his own tough approach to new recruits, including Baggs. It's tough to lay the blame for its failure on anyone in particular but if honors had to be awarded they would go to Caan, who is so intent on being macho that he forgets about humanity. To is not responsible for the accuracy, compliance, copyright, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of other linked sites. It never surprises us with truth. In order to stay with Doug, Baggs gets the veteran ex-sailor Forshay to change places with him and ship out under his name. The movie wants us to take these people and their situation seriously. When they first meet over a game of pool, she takes him home, where he gets to know her young son, and romance quickly blossoms between the grown-ups.
After a brief fight, the two become friends based on their shared love of their Navy careers that override everything else in their lives. Baggs runs into Doug who is out drinking beer, and begins spending time with him. Forshay is demoted, and is being discharged over his mistreatment of recruits, one of whom who had political connections. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989.
Distraught, Maggie needs to get out and distract herself, and returns to her former lifestyle. Advertisement The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. He challenges her at pool, and develops an interest in the woman, who turns out to be a prostitute living in a tenement with her bi-racial 10-year-old son Doug Kirk Calloway. The film tells the story of a sailor who falls in love with a prostitute and becomes a surrogate father for her 10-year-old son. The material here is serious enough.
All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Comedy drama Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox Keywords: , , , , , ,. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. When they first meet over a game of pool, she takes him home, where he gets to know her young son, and romance quickly blossoms between the grown-ups. That makes things hard on the actors. It suggests complexities and then never resolves them. Doug, suspicious and cynical at first, bonds with Baggs, who devotes his free time to the kid and even gets his teeth fixed at the naval base by an unqualified dental assistant.
You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. Once hitched, she carries on as before and the sailor prevails upon an old navy colleague for help. Forshay loses his pension, and Baggs finds him doing a menial job as a barker at a strip show. In lamenting many of the film choices he made in the years immediately following his Oscar and Golden Globe nominated performance in , Caan mentioned Cinderella Liberty as one of the exceptions to those regrets, commenting that he liked the film a lot. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites.
Advertisement Given these story elements. Finally, the Navy locates Baggs's records, and he is re-assigned. The movie was filmed in , Washington. Baggs and Doug then head for New Orleans to look for Maggie. Baggs attempts to create a normal life for her, and he succeeds for a while, but he has no status with the Navy, and has no pay and no benefits. James Caan is all right as the sailor.
All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: This site does not store any files on its server. Once hitched, she carries on as before and the sailor prevails upon an old navy colleague for help. He also develops a relationship with Maggie, while going on outings with Doug, who is often left to fend for himself. The testing results delay keep him from rejoining his ship when it sails. Produced and directed by , the film stars , , and , with a supporting cast that includes Kirk Calloway, , , , , and.
You can almost watch the first hour of the movie to learn all the problems. Maggie is pregnant by someone she met before Baggs; she gives birth prematurely, and the baby dies soon after birth. On his first night in a bar, he is racing the clock to find a woman, and spots Maggie , an attractive woman hustling sailors at a pool table. After he gets a clean bill of health, he finds out that he is unable to get paid or receive new orders because the U. With the combined efforts of Hogg, Swinton Byrne and Burke, The Souvenir recreates the sensation of riding an emotional coaster with an unstable partner.