Movies: Opening Night
Opening Night
Drama
 
John Cassavetes' Opening Night stars Gena Rowlands (Mrs. Cassavetes) as end-of-tether Broadway actress Myrtle Gordon. She is about to open in a play written by her old friend Sarah Goode (Joan Blondell), but a series of pre-show setbacks and disasters threaten to destroy not only the production but Myrtle's sanity. The actress is especially rattled when one of her staunchest fans dies in an accident. In the face of bleak reality, just how important is the old show must go on ethic? Supporting Gena Rowlands are such veterans of the New York-Hollywood shuttle as Ben Gazzara, Zohra Lampert, Paul Stewart, James Karen, and several friends and relatives of the principals.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Rated PG-13 .
 
Cast: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Paul Stewart, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell
Produced by: Al Ruban
Directed by: John Cassavetes
Written by: John Cassavetes
Running time: 2hr 24min
Opens: Dec 22, 1977 LA
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