Starring: Eric Roberts
Lost in a world of fantasy, young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. As fate would have it Paul gets his chance by stealing some money and subsequently running off to glamorous New York City.
Once there, Paul experiences everything he ever dreamed of…from a luxurious hotel suite to his first taste of champagne. However, when reality finally comes crashing down around him, Paul realizes the desperate course he must now take.
In a powerful and intense performance, Eric Roberts (“Star 80”) plays the title role in author Willa Cather's Paul's case. As the tortured and tragic young man, Roberts brings to life this classic American story of a sensitive soul pitted against an uncaring materialistic society.
DVD Special Features
About the American Short Story Collection
Robert Geller Audio Transcript Interview
Henry Fonda Intro
Printable Study Guide
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