Just about the same time Frances was released on the 'big' screen, Will There Really Be A Morning? was made for television which starred Susan Blakely as Frances
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Committed - 1984
Directed and Produced by Sheila McLaughlin and Lynne Tillman
Written by Lynne Tillman
Starring Sheila McLaughlin, Victoria Boothby, Lee Breuer and John Erdman
"Committed is the powerful story of filmstar/leftist iconoclast Frances Farmer. In 1935 Farmer was an overnight Hollywood sensation; within ten years she was in a state mental hospital. From stardom, to a locked ward, to a lobotomy, this highly stylized film reconstructs a compelling and many-layered look at the life and repression of this culturally defiant woman. Unlike Hollywood's Frances, with Jessica Lange, Committed goes beyond the personal story to explore the political and social attitudes of the 1930's."
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