|Those Lips, Those Eyes|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Michael Pressman|
|Produced by|| Herb Jaffe |
Edward A. Teets
|Written by||David Shaber|
|Starring|| Frank Langella |
|Music by||Michael Small|
|Edited by||Millie Moore|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|August 15, 1980|
Those Lips, Those Eyes is a 1980 American romance film directed by Michael Pressman and starring Frank Langella, Glynnis O'Connor, and Tom Hulce.
In the early 1950s, a star-struck Ohio boy, Artie Shoemaker, skips school to work behind the scenes for a touring stock theatrical company.
Inept at his job, Artie is nearly fired until the star of the show, Harry Crystal, takes a liking to him and takes the kid under his wing. Artie becomes smitten with one of the attractive chorus girls from the show, Ramona, a worldly young woman who provides his sexual initiation. But soon the show must move on to another town, leaving Artie alone with his dreams.
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