Ragtime (1981)

Why Is She Tied Up?

Evelyn Nesbit (Elizabeth McGovern) meets Jewish immigrant Tateh (Mandy Patinkin) and explains why he must keep his daughter tied up.

Directed by Milos Forman.

Released in 1981 by Paramount.

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  • character-type: Immigrant
  • character-type: Customer
  • character-type: Daughter
  • character-type: Father
  • action: Cut
  • action: Watch
  • action: Pose
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Drama
  • mood: Understated
  • prop: Rope
  • prop: Scissors
  • prop: Paper
  • setting: Ghetto
  • setting: Street
  • theme: Family
  • theme: Responsibility
  • actor: Elizabeth McGovern
  • actor: Mandy Patinkin
  • director: Milos Forman
  • producer: Michael Hausman
  • producer: Bernard Williams
  • producer: Fred Sidewater
  • producer: Dino De Laurentiis
  • cinematographer: Miroslav Ondrícek
  • composer: Randy Newman
  • costume-designer: Anna Hill Johnstone
  • production-designer: John Graysmark
  • role-name: Evelyn Nesbit
  • role-name: Tateh
  • screenwriter: Michael Weller
  • screenwriter: Heinrich von Kleist
  • screenwriter: E.L. Doctorow
  • year: 1981
  • studio: Paramount