Pipe Dreams (1976)

“Together — we belong together… Never was that one lovely word easier to say.”

A woman (Gladys Knight) whose husband (Barry Hankerson) has run out on her goes to Alaska to try to win him back.


Response to Peary’s Review:
As Peary notes, this “acceptable low-budget film” — a rare, non-exploitative 1970s movie about a black couple’s relationship — is more a curio for Gladys Knight fans than anything else. Other than the “rousing” soundtrack, the film’s primary strength lies in the way it shows Knight trying to help out her needy female friends in the “male-dominated” territory of Alaska.

Redeeming Qualities:

  • The haunting theme song (“So Sad the Song”), which will stay in your mind for quite a while.
  • Beautiful cinematography of Alaskan wilderness

Must See?
No, unless you’re a hardcore Gladys Knight fan; I recommend buying the soundtrack instead.


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