Stanley & Iris

Synopsis: Stanley Cox is a shy, illiterate short-order cook who has never taken a chance at love. Iris King is a newly widowed factory worker who has vowed never to love again. But as their friendship slowly blossoms and Iris helps Stanley learn to read, his strong yet gentle kindness helps mend her broken heart. And where two lonely strangers stood trapped within the past, Stanley and Iris can now begin a new chapter of their lives - together.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Martin Ritt
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

You washed him, cleaned up his mess,

you held him up on the toilet.

Maybe I married the wrong sister.

Go to bed, Joe.

I bought a bunch of condoms yesterday.

From now on,

nobody is getting in without one.

Well, you got rush-hour traffic.

I've got nobody to give one to.

I can fix you up with somebody.

But he's a little older.

- How old?

- He fought in Worid War 2.

That's too old.

Give me Korea, give me Vietnam.

How about the National Guard?

I just want to get pregnant and get out.

You'll be back. It takes two incomes.

Where's your husband, Bertha?

Doing time, just like me.

- Are they ready?

- Uh...


I stretched them as far as they'd go.

Try them on.

- They're still too tight.

- Cheap shoes.

Actually, maybe they are a little better.

- Oh, hi.

- Hello.


- Hello.

- Hi.

- Brown brogues.

- Got a ticket?

You didn't give me a ticket.

No. We don't take shoes

without giving tickets.

- You didn't give me one.

- Everybody gets a ticket.

- I didn't.

- You lost it.

- No, I didn't get a ticket.

- Everybody gets a ticket.

I didn't get a ticket.

You said it cost two dollars.

Here's the two dollars.

Everybody gets a ticket.

Mister, I'm gonna describe

the shoes to you, OK?

They're brown brogues.

They're right behind you.

Well, if you don't got a ticket,

you gotta sign for them.

Just give me the shoes.

- Put your name down.

- Just give me the shoes.

- Write your name down.

- Just hand them to me.

Put your signature down...

That guy's crazy.

He wanted his shoes, and he paid for 'em.

Hey! We've been waiting 15 minutes!

- Do you believe that?

- Might as well walk.

You can't even get a bus!

- What kind of service is that?

- I've been on my feet all day.

- Bus out again?

- Yeah. Third time this week.

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Harriet Frank Jr.

Harriet Frank Jr. (born March 2, 1917) is an American film writer and producer. Working alongside her husband, Irving Ravetch, Frank received numerous awards during her lengthy career, including the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and the Writers Guild of America Award, and several nominations. Frank began her writing career after World War II, under Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's young writer's training program, where she first met her future husband. She married Ravetch in 1946 but worked independently for ten years, finally collaborating with him in 1957, a relationship that continued for the remainder of her career. During 33 years of collaboration, they created the screenplays for a variety of films, mainly adaptations of the works of American authors. Frank and Ravetch maintained a close working relationship with director Martin Ritt throughout their career, collaborating with him on eight occasions; after initially being suggested by Ravetch to direct The Long, Hot Summer (1958), Ritt would eventually draw the couple out of inactivity on three occasions, hiring them to write the screenplays for Norma Rae (1979), Murphy's Romance (1985) and Stanley & Iris (1990). The latter was both the last film directed by Ritt (who died later that year) and the last for which Frank and Ravetch wrote the screenplay. Frank is one of the "leading characters" in the 2017 memoir The Mighty Franks: A Memoir, written by her nephew Michael Frank, an essayist and short-story writer; the book was critically acclaimed by many international publications. more…

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