Play It as It Lays 49 years old

Maria's life was a search for the ultimate answer even after she found there was none.

Play It as It Lays

Burned-out B-movie actress Maria, depressed and frustrated with her loveless marriage to an ambitious film director, Carter Lang, who would rather work on his career than on his relationship with her, numbs herself with drugs and sex with strangers. Only her friendship with a sensitive gay movie producer, B.Z., offers a semblance of solace. But even that relationship proves to be fleeting amidst the empty decadence of Hollywood.

Credits

Play It as It Lays Cast

Name Character
Tyne Daly She was 26, now 76 years old as Journalist
Richard Anderson He was 46, 91 years old when he died as Les Goodwin
Anthony Perkins He was 40, 60 years old when he died as B.Z.
Chuck McCann He was 38, 83 years old when he died as Abortionist's Assistant
Tammy Grimes She was 38, 82 years old when she died as Helene
Paul Lambert He was 3, 27 years old when he died as Larry Kulik
Norman Foster He was 37, 41 years old when he died as Abortionist
Eddie Firestone He was 51, 86 years old when he died as Benny Austin
Allan Warnick as T.V. Panelist
Tuesday Weld She was 29, now 78 years old as Maria Wyeth Lang
Severn Darden He was 42, 65 years old when he died as Hypnotist
John P. Finnegan He was 46, 85 years old when he died as Frank
Mitzi Hoag She was 40, 86 years old when she died as Patsy
Roger Ewing He was 30, now 80 years old as Nelson
Diana Ewing She was 26, now 76 years old as Susannah
Ruth Ford She was 61, 98 years old when she died as Carlotta
Darlene Conley She was 38, 72 years old when she died as Kate's Nurse
Tony Young He was 35, 64 years old when he died as Johnny Waters
Adam Roarke He was 35, 58 years old when he died as Carter Lang

Play It as It Lays Crew

Name Department
Jordan Cronenweth as Director of Photography. He was 37 (61) years old when He died Camera
Joe Scully as Casting. He was 46 (80) years old when He died Production
Roger M. Rothstein as Production Manager. He was 37 (53) years old when He died Production
John Gregory Dunne as Screenplay. He was 40 (71) years old when He died Writing
Edward Teets as First Assistant Director. Directing
Joan Didion as Screenplay. She was 37 (now 87) years old Writing
Joan Didion as Novel. She was 37 (now 87) years old Writing
Frank Perry as Director. He was 42 (65) years old when He died Directing
Frank Perry as Producer. He was 42 (65) years old when He died Production
Sidney Katz as Editor. He was 48 (88) years old when He died Editing
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Play It as It Lays (49 years)

Maria's life was a search for the ultimate answer even after she found there was none.

  • Release day: Thursday, October 19, 1972
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Budget: 1000000.00