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Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 conversations he's overheard. Mitchell is fascinated with this Harvard grad and writes a 1942 piece about him, "Professor Seagull," bringing Gould some celebrity and an invitation to join the Greenwich Village Ravens, a poetry club he's often crashed. Gould's touchy, querulous personality and his frequent dropping in on Mitchell for hours of chat lead to a breakup, but the two Joes stay in touch until Gould's death and Mitchell's unveiling of the secret.

  1. Stanley Tucci

    Director

  2. Howard A. Rodman

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ian Holm

    Ian Holm

    Joe Gould

  2. Stanley Tucci

    Stanley Tucci

    Joe Mitchell

  3. Hope Davis

    Hope Davis

    Therese Mitchell

  4. Sarah Hyland

    Sarah Hyland

    Elizabeth Mitchell

  5. Hallee Hirsh

    Hallee Hirsh

    Nora Mitchell

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Joe Gould's Secret
Joe Gould's Secret

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  • January 21, 2000
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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

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