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.


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Available on VHS
Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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


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

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