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First Monday in October (1981)

For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.

Director:

Ronald Neame

Writers:

Jerome Lawrence (play), Jerome Lawrence (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Matthau ... Dan Snow
Jill Clayburgh ... Ruth Loomis
Barnard Hughes ... Chief Justice James Jefferson Crawford
Jan Sterling ... Christine Snow
James Stephens ... Mason Woods
Joshua Bryant ... Bill Russell
Wiley Harker ... Justice Harold Webb
F.J. O'Neil F.J. O'Neil ... Justice Waldo Thompson
Charles Lampkin ... Justice Josiah Clewes
Lew Palter ... Justice Benjamin Halperin
Richard McMurray Richard McMurray ... Justice Richard Carey
Herb Vigran ... Justice Ambrose Quincy
Edmund Stoiber Edmund Stoiber ... Committee Chairman
Noble Willingham ... Nebraska Attorney
Richard McKenzie ... Hostile Senator
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Storyline

Ruth Loomis becomes the first woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. A staunch conservative, she immediately runs into conflict with Dan Snow, the high court's resident liberal. Although they never agree on the issues before the Court, they develop a respect and affection for each other after several comedic encounters. Written by Dave Gan <longbow@bigfoot.com>

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In the Supreme Court, there are only eight of them against all of her.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...Kinek a bírónő See more »

Filming Locations:

June Lake, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$12,480,249

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,480,249
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jill Clayburgh once said of this movie: "Since President Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor for the Supreme Court, there's been all this unbelievable interest in the picture". See more »

Goofs

Justice Loomis views a pornographic film to decide it it has "redeeming social or artistic importance". This is an outdated standard for obscenity which was superseded by the so-called "Miller test" in 1973. See more »

Quotes

Justice Dan Snow: The telephone has no constitutional right to be answered.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.23 (2009) See more »

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Hornpipe
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from "Water Music"
Music by George Frideric Handel
Arranged by Ian Fraser
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Really great movie
28 April 2000 | by isensee-2See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie, I had a discussion with a friend of mine over many of the things shown in this movie. After several years I again had another discussion with the same friend and it again was very interesting although very different. I can say this about two handful of movies. I give it a 10...


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