Synopsis: This Oscar-winning drama, based on the writing of Lillian Hellman, depicts the relationship between two friends and its unexpected consequences. After Lillian, a renowned playwright, reunites in Russia with her childhood playmate Julia, the writer is recruited to smuggle funds into Germany to aid the anti-Nazi movement. Waiting in the wings is Lillian's lover and mentor, Dashiell Hammett, who is unaware of her dangerous assignment.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Fred Zinnemann
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
  Won 3 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 24 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

comes into my room.

And he carries me

off into the dark Parisian night.

- [Laughs]

- And takes me to his villa.

[Speaking French]

- What happened?

- [Laughing]

- Oh, I'm in ecstasy!

- What happened?

You'll have to learn French.

[Both Laughing]

- [Adult Lilly] I am Paris.

- [Laughter]


I am Paris, and I am a string ofbeads.

No, wait a minute. No.

I am Paris,

and I am a string of beads on a hot dancer.

I am Paris. I am a string

of beads on a hot dancer...

and outside it is Renoir and Degas.

I am Paris, and I am a string

of beads on a hot dancer...

- and outside it is...

- Renoir.

Renoir and Degas...

and inside it is hard and hot.

- [Giggling]

- I don't care.

- [Clock Tolling]

- I don't care.

- Happy New Year, Julia.

- Happy New Year, Lilly.

[Tolling Continues]

[Lilly's Voice] I cannot say now

that I had ever used the words...

gentle or strong...

or delicate.

But I did think that night...

that it was the most beautiful face...

I had ever seen.

Maybe I could do better work someplace else.

- Dash?

- [Mutters]

If I were to go to Paris and work...

- Are you awake?

- Uh.

Dash, do I keep you from writing?

No. Sleeping, Lilly.

You keep me from sleeping.

[Young Lilly]

But what about Paris? What about Rome?

- [Young Julia] You aren't listening.!

- I am listening.!

[Horn Blaring]

[Horns Blaring]

[Brakes Squealing]

[Greetings, Indistinct]

Please tell me what's the matter.

I don't want to be here, not with them.

- I hate them.

- Why?

[Horse Whinnies]

They took me to see Cairo.

They told me how beautiful

Cairo would be, but it wasn't.

I said to my grandfather,

"Look at those people. They're hungry.

They're sick.

Why don't we do something?"

And he said, "Don't look at them."

I said, "But they're sick."

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Alvin Sargent

Alvin Sargent (born April 12, 1927) is an American screenwriter. He has won two Academy Awards in 1978 and 1981 for his screenplays of Julia and Ordinary People. His most popular contribution has been being involved in the writing of most of the films in Sony's Spider-Man film series (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the first exception to this). more…

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