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Mrs. Harris

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (CEN, OSH)

Languages

English or Spanish dialogue; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Performers

Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Cloris Leachman, Lawrence O'Donnell Jr., Frank Whaley, Bill Smitrovich, Frances Fisher, Michael Gross.

Publication Information

[New York] : HBO Video, [2006]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (approximately 95 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

Audience

TV-MA.

Summary

Inspired by a true story, HBO Films tells the tragic, unlikely tale of Jean Harris, who made headlines in the early 1980s after shooting and killing her lover, the celebrated "Scarsdale diet doctor," Herman Tarnower, at his home in suburban New York. The film portrays different accounts of Tarnower's fatal shooting with flashback scenes introduced by dramatic testimonials from one of the century's most notorious and bizarre murder trials.

Notes

Title from container.

Inspired by the book "Very much a lady" by Shana Alexander.

Originally broadcast on HBO in 2006.

Bonus features: Audio commentaries with Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley and writer/director Phyllis Nagy ; Mrs. Harris for the record: firsthand accounts.

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