Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table) (1994)
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The life of acclaimed writer Dorothy Parker and her involvement with the legendary Algonquin round-table is chronicled in this biopic. Parker was best known for her theatrical and literary reviews, her acidic poetry, and her screenplays. This film contrasts her personal and creative lives with her social life.
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as Robert Benchley
as Charles MacArthur
as Eddie Parker
as Alan Campbell
as Gertrude Benchley
as Paula Hunt
as Harold Ross
as Alexander Woolcott
as Robert Sherwood
as Horatio Byrd
as Jane Grant
as George S. Kaufman
as Edna Ferber
as Roger Spalding
as Deems Taylor
as Will Rogers
as Ruth Hale
as Heywood Broun
as Neysa McMein
as Marc Connelly
as Frank Crowninshield
as Joanie Gerard
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as Harpo Marx
as Georges Attends
as F. Scott Fitzgerald
as Donald Ogden Stewart
as Mary Kennedy
as Harpo Marx
as John Peter Toohey
as Alvan Barach
as Beatrice Kaufman
as Franklin P. Adams
as Fred Hunter
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Critic Reviews for Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table)
A highly absorbing but naggingly patchy look at the acerbic writer Dorothy Parker and her cohorts at the legendary Algonquin Round Table.
"Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" has its flaws, but it also has a heartfelt grasp of what set Dorothy Parker apart from her fellow revelers and makes her so emblematic a figure even today.
What a wonderful, detailed portrait. And what an evocation of a time and a mood. "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle'' is truly one of those films that inhabits its own world.
The Dorothy Parker that Leigh and Rudolph present isn't one-dimensional. In addition to being savagely funny, she is also capable of great elegance and genuine insight.
Audience Reviews for Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table)
Good enough to watch a second go.
A unconventional biopic featuring an even more unconventional performance by Leigh. It may not give you a great sense of specific facts or details about the members of The Algonquin Round Table, but the film does capture their moods and feelings . . . filled with wit, genius, self-loathing and bitter loneliness.
A movie a bout a life that really needs to be told, sadly this movie focuses on the torrid affairs like some grocery store rag and when Leigh speaks you really need subtitles which are cruelly not missing. Leigh stretches her voice so far her voice is monotone with little intonation to elude to her inner state.
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table) Quotes
|Dorothy Parker:||Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful; Nooses give; Gas smells awful; You might as well live.|
|Dorothy Parker:||What fresh hell is this?|
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