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Sterile Cuckoo, The (1969)

Liza Minnelli gives a striking performance as Pookie Adams, a kooky lonely college student in her first encounter with love.

When she and quiet studious Jerry Payne (Wendell Burton) think their devotion is everlasting, maturity and ambition make them realise they are not really for each other.


Minnelli and Burton are more than convincing as a couple disillusioned with life.

This very realistic and heartbreaking love story received two Oscar nominations, one for Minnelli (Best Actress) and one for Fred Karlin and Dory Previn for their song, Come Saturday Morning.

Pookie Adams
Liza Minnelli
Jerry Payne
Wendell Burton
Charlie Schumacher
Tim McIntire

Alan J Pakula