Q&A with Lee Grant and casting director Lynn Stalmaster!

When his commitments to Fiddler on the Roof interfered, Jewison stepped aside from a smaller stateside project, handing over the reins to his editor, the future New Hollywood firebrand Hal Ashby. His directorial debut is a daring, prescient send-up of real estate and race relations, starring a baby-faced Beau Bridges as a callow, pampered layabout who gets more than he bargained for when he buys a brownstone in pre-gentrification Park Slope. Featuring Lee Grant in an Oscar-nominated performance as Bridges’s genteel, racist mother. With Pearl Bailey.

  • Hal Ashby
  • 1970
  • USA
  • 35mm
  • 112 minutes