Roseland (1977)





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New York's Roseland ballroom was in 1977 the traditional gathering place of senior citizens who wanted briefly to relive the good old days. Appropriately, the cast of Merchant/Ivory's Roseland includes a quartet of always-welcome showbiz veterans: Teresa Wright, Lou Jacobi, Helen Gallagher. The episodic storyline is unified by an unending flow of vintage hit songs, including "Slow Boat to China", "Stranger in Paradise" and "Rockin' Chair". The most effective vignette involves cleaning-lady Skala, whose minimum-wage job supports her weekly ballroom nostalgia-fests. The film was written by Merchant-Ivory perennial Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Teresa Wright
as May (The Waltz)
Lou Jacobi
as Stan (The Waltz)
Geraldine Chaplin
as Marilyn (The Hustle)
Don de Natale
as Master of Ceremonies (The Waltz)
Joan Copeland
as Pauline
Conrad Janis
as George
David Thomas
as Arthur
Edward Kogan
as Bartender
Madeline Lee
as Camille
Stan Rubin
as Bert
Annette Rivera
as Hustle Couple
Floyd Chisholm
as Hustle Couple
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
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June 14, 2005

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October 6, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Roseland


Senior Citizen Lonely Hearts go to the legendary Roseland Ballroom to Dance every weekend.Quite Depressing, maybe I'm not old enough to appreciate this one.

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

Christopher Walken as a young man: Mannequin? Waxwork? Jonathan Rhys Myers lookalike? The man would have looked ethereal if not for the horrible 70's vintage clothing he had wear in the movie.

Suli Chong
Suli Chong

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