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  • Actor Burt Lancaster looks intently at actor Deborah Kerr.
  • A man wears a skydiving helmet, goggles, and suit, with an expanded parachute on his back.
  • The three main characters sit at a restaurant.
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THE GYPSY MOTHS

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Tuesday, August 13

(1969, John Frankenheimer) Traveling daredevil skydivers Burt Lancaster, Gene Hackman, and Scott Wilson – the Gypsy Moths – wow the Kansas crowds with the death-defying “cape jump,” while back on terra firma, Hackman one nights with a topless dancer and Lancaster dallies with married Deborah Kerr. 35mm. Approx. 107 min.

Reviews

“One of Frankenheimer’s most satisfying works… The film manages to catch equally well the quiet desperation of small town life and the growing disillusionment of incessant travellers in search of glamour. The performances by Lancaster, Kerr and Hackman are superb.”
– Phil Hardy, Time Out (London)