The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)


The man who loved Cat Dancing is different from most westerns in that it is focused on relationships. This may not be surprising, in the light of the fact that the novel it is based on was written by a woman. In the movie, the woman (Sarah Miles) is really the central character, and the central man (Burt Reynolds) is somewhat secondary. We follow the man from a train robbery to his trying to get his children back, and realizing that he's not going to get them. We also follow the woman's emotional changes. She at first is simply running away from a husband she does not love. She later has sex with a man who has protected her, and is raped by a sociopath. She comes to love, and is loved.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Writer: Eleanor Perry

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Release Date: 1973-06-28
Status: Released
Run time: 114 min / 1:54
Production Company : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Production Country: United States of America


Burt Reynolds
as Jay Grobart
Sarah Miles
as Catherine Crocker
Lee J. Cobb
as Lapchance
Jack Warden
as Dawes
George Hamilton
as Crocker
Bo Hopkins
as Billy
Robert Donner
as Dub
Sandy McPeak
as Ben (as Sandy Kevin)
Larry Littlebird
as Iron Knife
Nancy Malone
as Sudie
Jay Silverheels
as The Chief


Directing Richard C. Sarafian Director
Writing Marilyn Durham Novel
Writing Eleanor Perry Screenplay

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