The Subject Was Roses Movie Review 1968

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Outstanding story of family dysfunction and love based on Gilroy's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Timmy Cleary (Sheen) returns from WWII to find that his parents' marriage has disintegrated into open hostility. Formerly mom Nettie's (Neal) fave, Timmy finally starts to learn about blustery dad John (Albertson) and attempts to moderate between the rancorous duo. But he quickly discovers that each of his parents will use him against the other and Timmy decides the best thing for everyone would be if he strikes out on his own. First film for Neal after her recovery from a series of strokes.


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Available on VHS
Running time 107 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Family Ties, Postwar, Adapted from a Play
Frank D. Gilroy
Martin Sheen, Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson
Jack Priestley
Ulu Grosbard
Lee Pockriss
Edgar Lansbury, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures


Oscars 1968: Support. Actor (Albertson).

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