Tropic of Cancer

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  • NC-17
Tropic of Cancer is a 1970 American drama film directed by Joseph Strick and written by Betty Botley and Joseph Strick. It is based on Henry Miller's autobiographical novel Tropic of Cancer. The film stars Rip Torn, James T. Callahan, David Baur,... read more
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Tropic of Cancer is a 1970 American drama film directed by Joseph Strick and written by Betty Botley and Joseph Strick. It is based on Henry Miller's autobiographical novel Tropic of Cancer. The film stars Rip Torn, James T. Callahan, David Baur, Laurence Lignères, Phil Brown and Dominique Delpierre. The film was released on February 27, 1970, by Paramount Pictures. Filming took place on location in Paris, produced by Joseph Strick with some help from the author, whose persona was portrayed by Rip Torn and his wife Mona by Ellen Burstyn. The novel had provided a test for American laws on pornography in the early 1960s, and the film was rated X in the United States, which was later changed to an NC-17 rating. In the UK the film was refused a theatrical 'X' certificate by the BBFC. Strick had previously adapted other works of literature - Jean Genet's The Balcony and James Joyce's Ulysses.

Original Release

02/27/1970

US Release

02/27/1970

Cast

Rip Torn Henry Miller
Sheila Steafel Tania
James T. Callahan Fillmore
David Baur Carl
Ellen Burstyn Mona
Laurence Lignières Ginette (as Laurence Lignères)
Phil Brown Van Norden
Dominique Delpierre Vite Cheri
Magali Noël The Princess
Raymond Gérôme M. Le Censeur
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Joseph Strick

Writers

Betty Botley, Henry Miller, Joseph Strick

Cast

Rip Torn Henry Miller
Sheila Steafel Tania
James T. Callahan Fillmore
David Baur Carl
Ellen Burstyn Mona
Laurence Lignières Ginette (as Laurence Lignères)
Phil Brown Van Norden
Dominique Delpierre Vite Cheri
Magali Noël The Princess
Raymond Gérôme M. Le Censeur
Ginette Leclerc Madame Hamilton
Sabine Sun Elsa
Gladys Berry American Lady
George Birt Sylvester
Stuart De Silva Ranji
Steve Eckardt Cronstadt (as Steve Eckhardt)
Philippe Gaste Train Passenger
Gisèle Grimm Germaine
Eléonore Hirt Yvette
Jo Lefevre Accordianist

Producers

Editors

Sidney Meyers, Sylvia Sarner

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