R | | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
The production company of this film was Mel Brooks's Brooksfilms, but as with The Elephant Man (1980), Brooks preferred not to have his personal name, which is associated with comedy, billed with the picture. So though Brooks was an executive producer on this movie, Brooks received no on-screen credit.
Come along with me, Fanny.
Frances Farmer: Frances. You know, I'm not the cookbook.
Mr. Bebe: You see, you've got to change that name.
When Frances is at the party and is warned that she's being "bugged" by the Feds, a boom mic is clearly visible over her head.
$11,624 (USA) (26 December 1982)