Directed by Vincent J. Donehue
A riveting drama of an idealist caught up in the rough-and-tumble world of newspaper journalism, Lonelyhearts stars screen legend Montgomery Clift (Judgment at Nuremberg, Freud) in a haunting performance as Adam White, whose whole life changes when he joins the staff of The Chronicle as advice columnist MISS LONELYHEARTS. But at what cost to his personal happiness? White’s relationship with Justy Sargeant (Dolores Hart, King Creole) is soon threatened by his involvement with his career and his sympathy for the poor souls who bear all to Miss Lonelyhearts. The great Robert Ryan (Horizons West, Day of the Outlaw) brilliantly portrays the world-weary and fiercely cynical editor, Bill Shrike, and Myrna Loy (Love Me Tonight, Midnight Lace) is stunning in an uncharacteristic role as Shrike’s neglected and troubled wife. Completing the stellar cast is Maureen Stapleton (Reds) in her Oscar-nominated film debut. From the acclaimed novel by Nathanael West (The Day of the Locust), the daring Lonelyhearts is a spellbinding view of ambition, greed and human frailty. Directed by television and film veteran Vincent J. Donehue (Sunrise at Campobello).