- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: May 31, 1999
Directed by Oscar® wining actor Kathy Bates (Primary Colors, Misery) and starring Oscar® nominees Sam Shepard (The Pelican Brief) and Judy Davis (Celebrity), this A&E Original Movie is the captivating true story of one of the most tempestuous and remarkable literary romances of our time.
1999 multiple Emmy Award nominee!
In the Roaring 20's, Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman lived the life that others dreamed of. But beyond the much-publicized escapades of the passionate couple, their life was marked by personal battles, numerous infidelities and the never-ending expectations and pressures of stardom.
DASH AND LILLY, an A&E Original Movie, brings to life the turbulent and ultimately tragic love affair between these two literary titans. (Hammett was known for his legendary detective Sam Spade and wrote The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man; Hellman was a well-known playwright who penned The Children's Hour and The Little Foxes.) Directed by Oscar®. winner Kathy Bates, this is a breathtaking, hard-living journey from jazz age excess to the anti-communist witch hunts of the fifties through Broadway and Hollywood triumphs that captures the spirit and despair that defined, not just the couple, but their generation.
Produced by Stan Margulies (Roots, The Thorn Birds) and co-starring Bebe Neuwirth (Cheers, Chicago) as Dorothy Parker, DASH AND LILLY is a major motion picture event--from A&E.
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