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Author: Woody AllenAlbert TakazauckasLiam O'BrienYuri LaneJoy CarlinAll authors
Publisher: 1987.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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" ... a bittersweet comedy the unfolds in a tenement apartment in Brooklyn's Canarsie section in 1945, just after the end of World War II. Middle-aged Enid Pollack dreams up crackpot business schemes, trying to make ends meet while her philandering husband Max gambles away his paycheck and dodges loan sharks to whom he's deeply in debt. To make matters worse for Enid, Max has a much younger girlfriend on the side,
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Woody Allen; Albert Takazauckas; Liam O'Brien; Yuri Lane; Joy Carlin; Joe Vincent; Nancy Carlin; Ken Ruta; American Conservatory Theater.
OCLC Number: 430367480
Notes: Title and performance information from program.
From the Theatre Film Archive collection.
Credits: Directed by Albert Takazauckas ; scenery by Ralph Funicello ; costumes by Beaver D. Bauer ; lighting by Derek Duarte ; sound by Stephen LeGrand ; wigs by Rick Echols ; magic effects by Ken Sonkin ; associate director, Anna Deavere Smith.
Cast: Liam O'Brien (Paul), Yuri Lane (Steve), Joy Carlin (Enid), Joe Vincent (Max), Nancy Carlin (Betty), Ken Ruta (Jerry Wexler).
Event notes: Videotaped on January 16, 1987.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (119 min.) : sd., col., SP ; 1/2 in. viewing copy + program.
Responsibility: play by Woody Allen ; presented by the American Conservatory Theatre.

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" ... a bittersweet comedy the unfolds in a tenement apartment in Brooklyn's Canarsie section in 1945, just after the end of World War II. Middle-aged Enid Pollack dreams up crackpot business schemes, trying to make ends meet while her philandering husband Max gambles away his paycheck and dodges loan sharks to whom he's deeply in debt. To make matters worse for Enid, Max has a much younger girlfriend on the side, Betty, with whom he makes vague plans to escape to Florida and begin a new life. The Pollack's sons only add to Enid's worries. Their smark-aleck younger boy Steve is a thirteen-years old whose grades in school are so bad that he even gets an "F" in personal hygiene. His older brother, the shy, stammering sixteen-year-old Paul retreats from the problems of adolescence and his fear of people into a private dream world where he becomes a world-famous magician.

An apparent ray of hope shines into their lives with the arrival of Jerry, a small-time talent agent. Enid is sure that Jerry can get Paul booked into night clubs and starts making plans for a big future." (from program notes by Dennis Powers.).

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