Rachel, Rachel

Synopsis: Thirty-five year old spinster and virgin Rachel Cameron is a sad, lonely woman. She lives in the small town of Japonica, Connecticut where she grew up. She teaches second grade at Japonica Elementary School and lives with her highly demanding widowed mother (her funeral director father passed away fourteen years ago) in the same apartment above a funeral home where she grew up, despite the home now not owned by them. Rachel often uses her mother as an excuse not to do things. Rachel represses her emotions, and is prone to daydreaming to envision alternate paths for herself in certain situations if she only had the nerve to do those things. Even when Nick Kazlik, a childhood acquaintance who has returned to Japonica for a summer visit with his family, makes it clear that he wants to have fun with her while he's in town, she can't act on his request out of fear of the unknown. But after a couple of incidents with her only real friend Calla Mackie, who is a fellow teacher at the school, R
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Paul Newman
Production: Warner Bros.
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min


Don't let it be day.

Get up.

Mmm, not yet.

I'm having a heart attack.

Every day is the same:

Heart attacks, cancer.

Get up.

I'm dead.

Can I move my arms?


Lazy Mary, will you get up?

Will you get up?

Will you get up?

Lazy Mary, will you get up?

Or you'll be late for...


- School.

Good morning, Rachel dear.

Morning, Mother.

Say, I was wondering if by any chance

you intend to pass Shabab's...

...on your way home from school

this evening?

Well, I don't intend anything

at the moment but I can.

Well, maybe you could pick me up

one of those nice chocolate bars.

All right.

It can be small.

The 5 cent one's

plenty good enough for me.


Good morning, Hector.

Morning, Rachel.

You're out on the job early this morning.

I had the damnedest nightmares

all night long.

Guilty conscience?

Don't I wish.



Don't get me the milk, you know.

Get the plain.

- Not too much cholesterol in that.

- What?

The chocolate.



What was she doing up there?

She thinks of everybody

and now all the other...


Stupid thought.


I mustn't give houseroom in my skull

to that sort of thing.




Muriel Simpson says she'll die

For the want of the Golden City

She is handsome, she is pretty

She's the queen of the Golden City


Inside, Grade 2 s.

Everybody at his seat

before the bell stops.

Come on, now.



Miss Cameron?

Boy, what a day, huh?

There's chill in the air now,

but it's gonna be a scorcher.

Yes, the summer certainly

seems to be upon us.

Yeah. Angela's working

on her summer cold already.

Every year like clockwork.

Hey, you know,

your eyes look a little red too.

Uh, the sandman failed to pay

his usual visit to me last night.

You know, you ought to take

a nerve relaxer. I do.

Once the tension's gone...

...sleep can be a very

sensual experience.


Leighton, is there something special

you have in mind?

Oh, well, Angela and I were wondering...

...if you'd like to have some supper with us

at home tonight.

Well, she'd really like it.

So would I. I mean, we've been meaning

to have you for a very long time...

...but Angela's been busy

with out-of-town relations...

...and now summer's here

and we haven't had our little Rachel in...

Angela's been busy

with out-of-town relations...

...and now summer's here

and we haven't had our little Rachel in...

...for a single meal.

So if you could see your way clear...

...you'd be putting balm

on sore consciences.

Well, tonight is my mother's

bridge night. Uh...

Leighton, I'm awfully sorry.

I usually fix her coffee and sandwiches.

Oh, what a pity.

So we're gonna have a lot of fun.

And an old friend of yours

is gonna be there too.

Just the four of us.

- Who is that?


Too late now. Ha, ha.

Unless you change your mind.

James Doherty,

will you get off that swing this instant?

Or else.


Look at you, the fastest gun in the West

and the slowest thing on two feet.

Now, look alive.


Hup, two, three, four.

Hup, two, three, four.

That's a boy.



That's very good.

Miss Cameron.

Just a minute. Get in line.

We're off to the library

to look at castles and keeps.

What are you off to?

- We're going to be fairies and butterflies.

- Ooh.

Oh, guess who invited me

for supper tonight and I said no.

The Groper.

He probably serves rat.

Come on up after,

I bought you a nothing gift.

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Stewart Stern

Stewart Henry Stern was a two-time Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winning American screenwriter. He is best known for writing the screenplay for the iconic film Rebel Without a Cause, starring James Dean. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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