Sweet Bird of Youth Movie Review 1962

Information and Film Reviews for Sweet Bird of Youth the Movie

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An acclaimed adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play about Chance Wayne, a handsome drifter who travels with an aging movie queen to his small Florida hometown, hoping she'll get him started in a movie career. However, coming home turns into a big mistake, as the town boss wants revenge on Chance for seducing his daughter, Heavenly. Williams's original stage ending was cleaned up, providing a conventional "happy" movie ending for the censors. Remade for TV in 1989 with Elizabeth Taylor and Mark Harmon in the lead roles.

Distribution

Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: btinfo@btol.com, URL: http://www.btol.com

Available on VHS
Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adapted from a Play, American South, Plays to Film: Tennessee Williams
Screenplay
Richard Brooks
Cast
Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Ed Begley, Mildred Dunnock, Rip Torn, Shirley Knight, Madeline Sherwood, Kelly Thordsen
Cinematography
Milton Krasner
Director
Richard Brooks
Producer
MGM, Roxbury

Awards

Oscars 1962: Support. Actor (Begley); Golden Globes 1963: Actress--Drama (Page).

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