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On Golden Pond
Director: Mark Rydell (Dir)
Release Date:   1981
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles and New York openings: 4 Dec 1981
Duration (in mins):   109
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Cast:   Katharine Hepburn (Ethel Thayer)  
    Henry Fonda (Norman Thayer Jr. )  
    Jane Fonda (Chelsea Thayer Wayne)  
    Doug McKeon (Billy Ray)  
    Dabney Coleman (Bill Ray)  


Production Company: ITC Films  
  IPC Films  
Distribution Company: Universal Pictures (MCA, Inc.)
Director: Mark Rydell (Dir)
Producer: Bruce Gilbert (Prod)
Writer: Ernest Thompson (Scr)
Photography: Billy Williams (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Stephen Grimes (Prod des)
Film Editor: Robert L. Wolfe (Film ed)
Music: Dave Grusin (Mus)
MPAA Rating: PG
Country: Great Britain and United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the play On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson (New York, 28 Feb 1979).
Authors: Ernest Thompson

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
ITC Films, Inc. 25/1/1982 dd/mm/yyyy PA126935

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Genre: Drama


Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   13 Nov 1981   p. 3.
Los Angeles Times   29 Nov 1981   p. 37.
New York Times   4 Dec 1981   p. 10.
Variety   18 Nov 1981   p. 14.

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