- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 19, 2002
- Originally Released: 1982
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Mono - English
- Mono - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: "A Hollywood Life: Remembering Frances"
- Audio Commentary: Graeme Clifford - Director
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 12/01/1982
"...It's quite an accomplishment for Jessica Lange..."
New York Times - 12/03/1982
"...A magnificent performance by Jessica Lange. Here is a performance so unfaltering, so tough, so intelligent and so humane that it seems as if [Lange] is just now, at long last, making her motion picture debut..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/02/2002
"...[Lange and Stanley's] suffocating scenes together have some of the gothic thrill of CARRIE..."
This is the true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood, and her later downfall and ill health which were the result of blacklisting. An inspirational account of the life and career of a woman of courage. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actress--Jessica Lange, Best Supporting Actress--Kim Stanley.
FRANCES tells the life story of independent, strong-willed actress Frances Farmer, whose beauty, talent, and intelligence lead to a successful stage and film career in the 1930s and 1940s. Tragically, her mental health soon began to deteriorate due to substance abuse, poor psychiatric care, a controlling stage mother, and her own radical and unyielding beliefs.