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Thumbnail for Melvin and Howard (1980) Melvin and Howard (1980)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 76
Category: Comedy, DramaSub-Category: drama film, comedy filmNarrative location: California, UtahRuntime: 95 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: California, UtahDirector: Jonathan DemmeScreenwriter: Bo GoldmanMusic: Bruce LanghorneCinematography: Tak FujimotoStars: Paul Le Mat, Mary Steenburgen, Pamela Reed, Jason Robards, Michael J. Pollard, Chip Taylor, Charlene Holt, Gloria Grahame, Dabney Coleman Producer: Art LinsonStudio: Universal PicturesAwards won: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Mary Steenburgen)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Bo Goldman)
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture (Mary Steenburgen)
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay (Bo Goldman)
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (Mary Steenburgen)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director (Jonathan Demme)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Jason Robards)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.


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