Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Actor Steve Ihnat, fed up with playing two-dimensional heavies, turned TV director in the late 1960s. Do Not Throw Cushions Into the Ring is a rare theatrical-feature directorial effort for Ihnat, who also produced, wrote, edited an starred in the film. Essentially a "work in progress," the film illustrates the high points of an actor's diary. Ihnat plays that actor, who acts out his frustrations on-screen, Fellini-style. The director's wife Sally Carter co-stars in Do Not Throw Cushions, as does a pre-Mary Tyler Moore Show Ed Asner.
actor, collection, frustration