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Limbo (1972)





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Limbo was one of Hollywood's first big-studio films to concentrate on how Vietnam affected the families of the combatants. Kathleen Nolan, Kate Jackson and Katherine Justice play three service wives living at a Florida Air Force Base. Their husbands have all been called to active duty in Vietnam, and all have either been captured or are MIAs. Avoiding the propagandistic stance of most war films of its period (and of such World War II films as Tender Comrade), Limbo manages to accurately convey the churned-up emotions of women who love their husbands and their country, but do not love what husbands are expected to do on behalf of that country. Before it is overwhelmed by soap opera suds, the film (scripted by Joan Micklin Silver and James Bridges, both on the verge of bigger things) makes several cogent points about personal relationships in the face of national crisis. Limbo has also been released as Chained to Yesterday and Women in Limbo. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Kate Jackson
as Sandy Lawton
Katherine Justice
as Sharon Dornbeck
Stuart Margolin
as Phil Garrett
Hazel Medina
as Jane Work
Kathleen Nolan
as Mary Kay Buell
Russell Wiggins
as Alan Weber
Joan Murphy
as Margaret Holroyd
Charles Martin
as Col. Gunderson
Michael Bersell
as Joe Buell
Kim Nicholas
as Kathy Buell
Ken Kornbluh
as Pete Buell
Michael Phillips
as Lt. Phillips
Laura Kornbluh
as Julie Buell
Dick Callinan
as Col. Lloyd
Charles G. Martin
as Col. Gunderson
Frank Logan
as Gen. Gibbs
Andrew Jarrell
as Ed Baldwin
Mike Phillips
as Lt. Phillips
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Not even TV would be crass enough to re-run yesterday's soap opera.

January 3, 2020 | Full Review…

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