Lonelyhearts (1958)

Based on the Nathanael West novel, this Vincent Donahue film stars Montgomery Clift as a newspaper reporter who is assigned to take over an advice column and who eventually becomes overly involved in his readers' problems.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1958
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Time Out

It's gripping if a little repetitive.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Consistently fine performances by an exceptionally well-balanced cast give further cause for regarding this endeavor with appreciation and respect.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Here (West's) powerful novella about the lovelorn is brilliantly enacted, tautly directed, and scripted as faithfully as producer Schary's compassion for the public would allow.

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jay nixon
Great cast but a sad film, worth viewing though.
Michael Gildea
You can tell Lonelyhearts was based off a play because the whole time you feel like you're watching a bootleg of a play with better camerawork. Speaking of… More