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First Monday in October (1981)

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Release Date: Aug 21, 1981 Wide

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The election of Sandra Day O'Connor to the Supreme Court rendered the premise of First Monday in October anachronistic before the picture was even released; ignoring this, however, the film is supremely entertaining (no pun intended). Jill Clayburgh stars as Ruth Loomis, the first lady justice ever appointed to the Court. She's a conservative, while her principal foe on the bench, Dan Snow (Walter Matthau), is an old-line liberal. The film glides along on a predictable Tracy-Hepburn course until

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Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee

Jul 6, 2004

Paramount Home Video

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First Day in October puts up front the precise comic timing of Walter Matthau as an outspoken liberal justice of the Supreme Court.

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