GenreDrama, Comedy, Romance Music directorMark Snow WriterFred Barron LanguageEnglish
Release dateSeptember 14, 1979 (Canada)
October 5, 1979 (US) CastSusan Sarandon (Madeline Ross), David Steinberg (Harris Sloane), Jean-Pierre Aumont (Jean-Fidel Mileau), Marilyn Sokol (Ruthie Miller), Joe Grifasi (Barney Collins), Robert Hitt (Edgar Kent) Similar moviesSusan Sarandon appears in Something Short of Paradise and Loving Couples
TaglineLove isn't blind... just a little nearsighted!
Something Short of Paradise is a 1979 romantic comedy film directed by David Helpern from a screenplay by Fred Barron. It stars Susan Sarandon and David Steinberg.
Madeleine Ross (Susan Sarandon) is a journalist, and her boyfriend, Harris Sloane (David Steinberg), is the owner of an art theatre. Their relationship is on-again/off-again, and when Madeleine meets the French star Jean-Fidel Mileau (Jean-Pierre Aumont) it provokes changes in the way she and Harris feel about each other.
Susan Sarandon as Madeline Ross
David Steinberg as Harris Sloane
Jean-Pierre Aumont as Jean-Fidel Mileau
Marilyn Sokol as Ruthie Miller
Joe Grifasi as Barney Collins
Robert Hitt as Edgar Kent
Production and release
Something Short of Paradise was shot in New York City, and was advertised with the tagline "Love isn't blind... just a little nearsighted!"