Fortune and Men's Eyes (1971)

Fortune and Men's Eyes
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 42mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords drugs, homosexuality, prison, transformation
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Lewis M Allen Producer n/a 3 3000002
Donald Ginsberg Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Lester Persky Producer n/a 3 3000001
Harvey Hart Director n/a 2 2000001
Robert Saab Actor Drummer 1 1000018
A Zeytounian Actor Piano Player 1 1000019
John Herbert Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
John Herbert Play as Source Material n/a 120972 4000002
Earl Preston Production Designer production design 164 9000001
Alban Streeter Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Galt MacDermot Music n/a 120781 8000001
Douglas Robertson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Arthur Voronka Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Georges Dufaux Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Michel Gilbert Actor Young Prisoner 1 1000017
Modesto Actor One Eye 1 1000016
James Barron Actor Holy Face Peters 1 1000006
Lazaro Perez Actor Catso 1 1000007
Larry Perkins Actor Screwdriver 1 1000005
Danny Freedman Actor Mona 1 1000004
Michael Greer Actor Queenie 1 1000002
Zooey Hall Actor Rocky 1 1000003
John Granik Actor Sergeant Gritt 1 1000008
Tom Harvey Actor Warden Gasher 1 1000009
Cathy Wiele Actor Cathy 1 1000014
Georges Allard Actor Fiddler 1 1000015
Robert Goodier Actor Doctor 1 1000013
Vance Davis Actor Sailor 1 1000012
Hugh Webster Actor Rabbitt 1 1000010
Kirk McColl Actor Guard Sullivan 1 1000011
Wendell Burton Actor Smitty 1 1000001
Synopsis
Smitty is a naïve young man when he is sent to prison on a drug charge for six months. In prison, he is assigned a cell with a drag queen named Queenie, and gets to know Rocky and his gay companion Mona. Smitty is horrified by the violence against prisoners from other inmates and the unsympathetic guards. He survives the system in a fashion due to the protection of Rocky and eventually becomes a brutal leader himself.