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Mental Illness: Major Films  
TitleDavid and Lisa (1963)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityMental (schizophrenia)
CountryUSA
Length94
GenreRomance
Rating2
DirectorFrank Perry
CastKeir Dullea Janet Margolin Howard da Silva
NotesB/W. Two mentally disturbed teenagers find romance while living in a mental hospital. I remember enjoying this film when I was a teenager. I'm unsure I would now. I think I wouldn't be convinced by its story that love will 'cure' mental illness. A well meaning, independent production whose air of realism might now be seen as fantasy and somewhat pretentious. But the main characters are well acted. Remade as TV Film in 1998.

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