Review: ‘Limbo’

Limbo is an excellent melodrama about three wives whose husbands are missing or imprisoned in Vietnam. An outstanding script, terrific performances by a cast of relatively new players, and Robson's finest direction in years add up to solid emotional impact.

Limbo is an excellent melodrama about three wives whose husbands are missing or imprisoned in Vietnam. An outstanding script, terrific performances by a cast of relatively new players, and Robson’s finest direction in years add up to solid emotional impact.

The story is by Joan Micklin Silver. Kathleen Nolan is a mid-30s mother of four whose husband has been interned for years; Katherine Justice is a wealthy, sophisticated woman whose husband is technically missing, and she refuses to believe substantial evidence that he was killed; and Kate Jackson, in an outstanding performance, is a young girl, married only two weeks to her missing husband, who falls in love with another man.

Framework of the plot is a ride the three principal wives take to an airport where one man is returning.

Limbo

Production

Filmakers/Omaha-Orange. Director Mark Robson; Producer Linda Gottlieb; Screenplay Joan Micklin Silver, James Bridges; Camera Charles F. Wheeler; Editor Dorothy Spencer; Music Anita Kerr; Art Director James Sullivan

Crew

(Color) Extract of a review from 1972. Running time: 111 MIN.

With

Kate Jackson Katherine Justice Stuart Margolin Hazel Medina Kathleen Nolan Russell Wiggins

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