5.5/10
197
4 user

F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' (1974)

A semi-fictional account of how writer F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife while he was in the army and stationed in Alabama in 1919.

Director:

Writers:

(short story "Last of the Belles"), (written for television)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about how the rich languoring on the Riviera in the 1920's are slowly drawn into the coming depression is once again filmed with Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen,... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen, Sean Young
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Greek tycoon's mistress tries to track down and find her ex-World War II lover.

Director: Charles Jarrott
Stars: Marie-France Pisier, John Beck, Susan Sarandon
Lady Liberty (1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Maddalena and Michele fall in love in Italy in the 1960s, while working at a meat factory in Emilia stormed by the workers' protest, but their love can't be, because he is married and Italy... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Sophia Loren, William Devane, Gigi Proietti
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Wife is cheating her husband and the husband is cheating her back with her lover's girlfriend. The two cheating couples decide to go to a resort but they unintentionally pick the same one. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, James Coburn, Susan Sarandon
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

This movie is about an aging trucker named Elegant John Howard. Howard decides he and his truck Elenor has one more good run in them, and with the help of a hitchhiker and a few others he will make it happen.

Director: John Leone
Stars: Henry Fonda, Eileen Brennan, Austin Pendleton
Lovin' Molly (1974)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys, straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny, fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Beau Bridges, Blythe Danner
Dragonfly (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A man, recently released from a mental hospital, tries to track down his family.

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: Beau Bridges, Susan Sarandon, James Noble
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A romantic comedy revolving around the on-again, off-again relationship of a young New York couple.

Director: David Helpern
Stars: Susan Sarandon, David Steinberg, Jean-Pierre Aumont
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Ailie Calhoun
...
Andy McKenna
Ernest Thompson ...
Earl Shoen
...
Bill Knowles
...
Cap. John Haines
Albert Stratton ...
John Biggs
Alex Sheafe ...
Philippe
Sasha von Scherler ...
Jeanette
Thomas A. Stewart ...
Horace Canby
Norman Barrs ...
Waiter
Earl Sydnor ...
Oliver
...
Kitty Preston
Cynthia Woll ...
Mary Bly Harwood
Edit

Storyline

A semi-fictional account of how writer F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife while he was in the army and stationed in Alabama in 1919.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 January 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Leben des F. Scott Fitzgerald  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[last lines]
Zelda Fitzgerald: Seems like no matter who you start out writin' about, it always turns out to be about us. Poor Goofo. I reckon you think that if you write the story often enough maybe some time, some way, it will have a happy ending.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nice, but Not Fully Successful, Try

"F. Scott Fitzgerald and "The Last of the Belles'" was a large budget and highly publicized made for television movie apparently designed to capitalize on interest in Fitzgerald because of the then current release of the theatrical movie "The Great Gatsby" starring Robert Redford. "Belles" is a story within a story. Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, have returned form Europe. Through high living, he is deeply in debt, while his wife Zelda has distanced herself becoming obsessed with being a ballerina, even though she is 30 years old and never had a dance lesson, which indeed was true of the real Zelda. Fitzgerald is out of ideas for new stories and spends the empty hours carousing. Finally, the seed of an idea for a story begins to emerge. The film then alternates between Fitzgerald's life and his story of young soldiers from the north at a training camp in the south during World War I and the southern belles they court. Richard Chamberlain is Fitzgerald and Blythe Danner is Zelda, while David Huffman and Susan Sarandon are the couple in the story. A big flaw is Chamberlain's wooden performance. Sarandon is affected but intriguing, while Huffman and particularly Danner give commendable performances. While Sarandon's character becomes involved with so many men, it becomes difficult to follow, nevertheless there is a plaintive quality to both stories. It is that quality which remains once the film is over and makes this worth seeing.


23 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?