Cleveland 1951. Pre-med student Artie Shoemaker dreams not so much of a medical career but a life in the theater, against the wishes of his working class parents. Despite having no experience in the theater whatsoever, he is hired as the props man at the Kempton Hills Park Theater, an open air venue that is part of the summer stock circuit.
The resident leading man at Kempton Hills is Harry Crystal who, along with some of the other more experienced company members, is working toward more lucrative and higher profile acting jobs. For most, including Harry, the goal is back to Broadway. For some, that Broadway dream is more a delusion than a true possibility. Despite being a bit of a divo, which grates on many of the other crew members, Harry takes inexperienced Artie under his wing both in terms of guiding him through his current position in props, as well as a general life in the theater. Part of that general life includes romantic couplings, the person who Artie ultimately chooses.
Those Lips, Those Eyes is a 1980 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Pressman, starring Frank Langella, Glynnis O’Connor, Tom Hulce, Jerry Stiller, Kevin McCarthy, Joseph Maher, Rose Arrick and William Robertson.
Those Lips, Those Eyes (1980)
Directed by: Michael Pressman
Starring: Frank Langella, Glynnis O’Connor, Tom Hulce, Jerry Stiller, Kevin McCarthy, Joseph Maher, Rose Arrick, William Robertson
Screenplay by: David Shaber
Production Design by: Walter Scott Herndon
Cinematography by: Bobby Byrne
Film Editing by: Millie Moore
Set Decoration by: Cloudia Rebar
Music by: Michael Small
Distributed by: United Artists
Release Date: August 15, 1980