• Publication date: March 1, 2013

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

Adapted from a long-lost Tennessee Williams screenplay, 'The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond' tells the story of Memphis socialite Fisher Willow, who arrives from abroad and is determined to move out of her father's shadow. Lacking an escort, she asks Jimmy who works on their plantation to accompany her to the season parties. The two enjoy each other's company until she loses one of her earrings and asks Jimmy to look in his pockets...

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 2008

MBC 2:

March 7, 2013 06:15 (KSA) ~ March 7, 2013 05:15 (CLT)

Adapted from a long-lost Tennessee Williams screenplay, 'The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond' tells the story of Fisher Willow, Memphis socialite and daughter of a plantation owner who recently destroyed his reputation when he blew up his levee killing two of his workers and flooding the land downstream.

Fisher (Bryce Dallas Howard) arrives from abroad and is determined to move out of her father's shadow by taking the Southern lavish party season by storm. Yet due to her father's reputation, as well as her own wild, rebellious and sometimes inappropriate antics, she cannot find a man willing to be her escort, so she asks Jimmy.

Jimmy Dobyne (Chris Evans) works on her father's plantation. His father is an alcoholic working on the plantation, while his mother has lost her mental capacities to the extent that she can't recognize her son. In a business-like arrangement Fisher asks Jimmy to be her escort, convincing her spinster aunt Cornelia (Ann-Margret), the matriarch of the family who is in charge of the family fortune, that Jimmy is an upper-class suitor. Fisher also convinces aunt Cornelia to lend her her $10,000 teardrop diamond earrings for the party season. Slowly but surely, the business arrangement Fisher has with Jimmy develops into something more- until she loses one of her earrings and asks Jimmy to look in his pockets...

Starring:

  • Bryce Dallas Howard
  • Chris Evans
  • Ann-Margret
  • Will Patton
  • Ellen Burstyn
  • Mamie Gummer
  • Jennifer Sipes
  • Jessica Collins

Directed by:  Jodie Markell

Rating:  PG-13 for some sexuality and drug content.