‘Cinderella Liberty’ on Blu-ray from Twilight Time

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The 1973 film Cinderella Liberty stars James Caan and Marsha Mason. This is a bittersweet story – for adults only.

Caan is sailor John Baggs and Mason is hooker Maggie Paul. While on “Cinderella Liberty” (he must be back by midnight) in Seattle, Baggs meets Maggie and they spend a couple hours together at her hotel. There he meets her young son Doug (Kirk Calloway), a half white/half black boy who has a crude mouth, smokes, and drinks. This kid is not a model citizen, but then he has a mother who is not one either.

As time goes by Baggs and Maggie become closer and things progress in their relationship, although he insists he doesn’t want to settle down. He has a heart of gold in many respects, so the plight of the young boy tugs at his heart and he becomes a father figure to the kid.

The language and situations involved in the story are definitely not for kids, but the acting is top notch. Mason was nominated for an Academy Award and John Williams and Paul Williams were also nominated for their musical contributions to the film. Eli Wallach and Bruno Kirby have supporting roles.

The movie is a bit slow and definitely dry. At times it is sensitive, however a better film with the two stars, James Caan and Marsha Mason, is the 1979 romantic comedy Chapter Two.

Cinderella Liberty is now available on Blu-ray from Twilight Time. The bonus on the disc is a behind-the-scenes feature looking at Director Mark Rydell as he plots out the movie. Rydell is a well-known director however his first love is music. Cinderella Liberty is rated R.

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