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First Monday in October (1981)





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Based on a Broadway play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, conservative Ruth Loomis (Jill Clayburgh) becomes the first woman to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court, much to the dismay of liberal justice Dan Snow (Walter Matthau). Oddly enough, the appointment of Sandra Day O'Connor as the first woman justice of the Supreme Court occurred the same year that First Monday in October was released.

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Jill Clayburgh
as Ruth Loomis
Barnard Hughes
as Chief Justice Crawford
Jan Sterling
as Christine Snow
James Stephens
as Mason Woods
Joshua Bryant
as Bill Russell
Wiley Harker
as Justice Harold Webb
F.J. O'Neil
as Justice Waldo Thompson
Charles Lampkin
as Justice Josiah Clewes
Lew Palter
as Justice Benjamin Halperin
Richard McMurray
as Justice Richard Carey
Herb Vigran
as Justice Ambrose Quincy
Edmund Stoiber
as Committee Chairman
Noble Willingham
as Nebraska Attorney
Richard McKenzie
as Hostile Senator
James Brodhead
as Court Marshal
Ann Doran
as Storekeeper
Olive Dunbar
as Ms. Radabaugh
Hugh Gillin
as Southern Senator
James E. Brodhead
as Court Marshal
Arthur Adams
as Custodian
Sig Frohlich
as Custodian
Nick Angotti
as Plaintiff's Attorney
Jeanne Joe
as Waitress
Richard Balin
as Photographer
Martin Agronsky
as TV Commentator
Bob Sherman
as Senator
Ray Colbert
as Senator
Carol Coggin
as Attorney
Stanley Lawrence
as Court Guard
Dudley Knight
as Assistant Manager
Edwin M. Adams
as Clergyman
Ronnie Thomas
as Firing Party Commander
Jeff Scheulen
as Ambulance Attendant
Mary Munday
as Head Nurse
Richard de Angeles
as News Producer
Jim Vanko
as Chief Ranger
Wendy E. Taylor
as Cab Driver
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First Day in October puts up front the precise comic timing of Walter Matthau as an outspoken liberal justice of the Supreme Court.

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