Movie "Bare Essence" (1982)

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    Runtime 3 hr 32 min
    Premiere: World July 30, 1984
    Premiere: USA October 4, 1982
    Production Companies Warner Bros. Television


    A T. V. show along the lines of a soap opera which centers on one young woman, Tiger Hayes, as she starts up a perfume company. The usual soap plots of adultery, romance, corruption, and greed abound.

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    Bare Essence first appeared in the form of a two-part, 4-hour TV miniseries shown over two nights on October 4 and 5, 1982 on CBS. Based on the 1980 novel of the same name by Meredith Rich, it was directed by Walter Grauman and written by Robert Hamilton. Alongside Francis were costars Linda Evans as Tyger's mother Lady Bobbi Rowan, and Donna Mills as Barbara Fisher, Lee Grant as Ava Marshall, and Bruce Boxleitner as Chase Marshall. The miniseries garnered excellent ratings, but CBS passed on a proposed series, which NBC picked up instead. By the time the series went to air in February 1983, the roles which had been played in the miniseries by Evans, Mills, Grant, and Boxleitner were taken over respectively by Jennifer O'Neill, Jaime Lyn Bauer, Jessica Walter and Al Corley. Francis reprised the lead role of Tyger in the new series. It aired for 11 episodes from February 15 to June 13, 1983.

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