Those Lips, Those Eyes

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Obviously a labor of love for all concerned, Those Lips, Those Eyes is set in the 1950s. Pre-med student Thomas Hulce takes a job as a prop boy at an Ohio summer-stock theatre. His ineptitude nearly costs him his job, but Hulce is protected by Frank Langella, the troupe's leading man. Langella's character is instantly recognizable to anyone who's ever worked in community or summer theatre: possessed of more charm than talent, he is a "star" only so long as he remains a big fish in a small pond. While any other film might turn this character into a loser or villain, Langella emerges as the most likeable person in Those Lips, Those Eyes, especially when he orchestrates a romance between Hulce and chorus dancer Glynnis O'Connor. Almost as good as Langella, though not quite as lovable, is Jerry Stiller as Hulce's abrasive father.

Cast

Frank Langella
as Harry Crystal
Tom Hulce
as Artie Shoemaker
Jerry Stiller
as Mr. Shoemaker
Herbert Berghof
as Dr. Julius Fuldauer
Kevin McCarthy
as Mickey Bellinger
Joseph Maher
as Fibby Geyer
George Morfogen
as Sherman Spratt
Rose Arrick
as Mrs. Shoemaker
Steve Levitt
as Westervelt
Mark Keyloun
as Hlavacek
Steve Nevil
as Stage Manager
Jordan Charney
as Professor
David Adams
as Sanford
David O. Frazier
as Chorus Member No. 1
Susan Berlin
as The Redhead
Nancy Glass
as Dreamboat
Jodi Moccia
as Harry's Girlfriend
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