I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Director: Anthony Page Cast: Bibi Andersson, Kathleen Quinlan, Ben Piazza


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Without ever revealing the diagnosis, this film chronicles the inner life and outer circumstances of Deborah Blake (Kathleen Quinlan), a young mental patient. As the film opens, she is being accompanied by her subdued parents to yet another mental hospital. This one looks clean and cheerful, at least. Her treatment is handled by Dr. Fried (Bibi Andersson), a very skillful therapist who gets past her deranged defenses and reveals that Deborah harbors some very violent fantasies about some of her relatives. The movie is based on the best-selling autobiographical novel by Joanne Greenberg.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/26/2005
UPC: 0786936695762
Original Release: 1977
Rating: R
Source: New Horizons
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

Video interview with Kathleen Quinlan; Cast biographies

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bibi Andersson Dr. Fried
Kathleen Quinlan Deborah Blake
Ben Piazza Mr. Blake
Martine Bartlett Secret Wife of Henry VIII
Lorraine Gary Mrs. Blake
Darlene Craviotto Carla
Reni Santoni Hobbs
Susan Tyrrell Lee
Signe Hasso Helene
Norman Alden McPherson
Sylvia Sidney Miss Coral
Carol Androsky Actor
Jan Burrell Actor
Mary Carver Eugenia
Jeff Conaway Lactamaeon
Sarah Cunningham Mrs. Forbes
Cherry Davis Nurses in Ward D
June C. Ellis The Spy
Samantha Harper Teacher in Ward D
Richard Herd Dr. Halle
Nancy Parsons Actor
Dennis Quaid Actor
Barbara Steele Idat
Lynne Stewart Actor
Cynthia Szigeti Actor
Diane Varsi Sylvia
Helen Verbit Actor
Robert Viharo Anterrabae
Carol Worthington Actor
Donald Bishop Doctor in Ward D
Leigh Curran Women in Ward D

Technical Credits
Anthony Page Director
Daniel H. Blatt Producer
Lewis John Carlino Screenwriter
Paul Chihara Score Composer,Screenwriter
Roger Corman Producer
Garth Craven Editor
Terence F. Deane Producer
Michael Hausman Producer
Gavin Lambert Screenwriter
Bruce Logan Cinematographer
Art Names Sound/Sound Designer
Toby Carr Rafelson Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
J. Michael Riva Production Designer
Jane Ruhm Costumes/Costume Designer
Edgar J. Scherick Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
1. Checking In [4:02]
2. New Roomate [3:23]
3. Office Visit [5:57]
4. Hidden Voices [3:16]
5. Day In The Asylum [4:30]
6. I'm Poison [3:51]
7. A Corner On Suffering [5:14]
8. Feeling Abandoned [5:29]
9. Suppressed Emotions [5:47]
10. Primal Scream [2:47]
11. What Good Is Reality [3:54]
12. Unspseakable Horrors [3:31]
13. Slipping Away [4:11]
14. Tormented Demons [3:09]
15. Reaching Out [3:50]
16. Different Worlds [2:57]
17. Read My Thoughts [3:08]
18. I Hate Myself [3:53]
19. Strong Enough To Win [4:01]
20. Feeling Pain [3:41]
21. Letting It Go [2:45]
22. Quiet Victory [2:16]
23. Finding Her Way [2:53]
24. Celebrating Life [3:35]

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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never seen an actress do such an accurate job of portraying a character with such complex emotions. Kathleen Quinlan and all of the other cast memebers such as Darlene Craviotto, Bibi Anderson, and all the rest made the world truly understand what it is like to go through a day while battling an illness that lives within the mind. EXQUISITE!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
made me want to work in a mental hospital or ward