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Tropic of Cancer

Rating:NC-17
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1970
Running time:87 minutes
Cast:Rip Torn, James T. Callahan, Ellen Burstyn, David Baur, Laurence Lignères
Director:Joseph Strick
Producer:Joseph Strick
Writer:Betty Botley, Joseph Strick
Distributor:Paramount Pictures

Description: Three years after cinematizing James Joyce's long-censored Ulysses, Joseph Strick mounted an adaptation of another racy literary work -- Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. Rip Torn plays Miller, an American expatriate author living -- and loving -- in 1920s Paris. The much-vaunted sex scenes were hot enough in 1970 to earn the film an X-rating, and an NC-17 when the film was re-rated in 1992. Ellen Burstyn (then billed as Ellen MacRae) has a few effective scenes as Miller's long-suffering wife, Mona; Phil Kaufman later elaborated on her character in the 1990 film Henry & June. Henry Miller himself appears in Tropic of Cancer, billed as a spectator. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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