Lonely Lady, The (1983): Trashy Melodrama, Starring Pia Zadora

Peter Sasdy directed the trashy melodrama The Lonely Lady, adapted from Harold Robbins‘ 1976 novel.

The cast includes Pia Zadora in the title role, Lloyd Bochner, Bibi Besch, Jared Martin, and Ray Liotta.

The plot follows Jerilee Randall, an aspiring screenwriter who deals with abusive men in her attempts to achieve success in Hollywood.

The original music score was composed by Charlie Calello.

A critical and commercial failure, The Lonely Lady was the last adaptation of one of Robbins’ best selling novels before he died in 1997.