Sunday, May 12, 2013

Movie Ad of the Week: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, LOVE, GEORGE (1973)

World Premiere - Friday, August 17, 1973 - New York, NY

Written by a director (Robert Clouse), produced and directed by an actor (Darrin McGavin) and starring two Academy Award winning actresses (Patricia Neal and Cloris Leachman), this psycho-thriller set in a New England fishing village opened in two New York City theaters on August 17, 1973. Not surprisingly, it didn't do much business under this unwieldy title and was rechristened RUN STRANGER RUN by December of '73, the same month co-star Bobby Darin passed away at age 37 (This was his final film). It played under this new title throughout 1974, sometimes co-billed with THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, and was on TV by February of 1975.

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