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The Catered Affair (14-Jun-1956)

Director: Richard Brooks

Writer: Gore Vidal

From a play by: Paddy Chayefsky

Music by: André Previn

Producer: Sam Zimbalist

Keywords: Romantic Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jay Adler
26-Sep-1896 23-Sep-1978 The Family Jewels
Ernest Borgnine
24-Jan-1917 8-Jul-2012 Marty
Bette Davis
5-Apr-1908 6-Oct-1989 All About Eve
Barry Fitzgerald
10-Mar-1888 14-Jan-1961 Going My Way
Madge Kennedy
19-Apr-1891 9-Jun-1987 The Marrying Kind
Debbie Reynolds
1-Apr-1932   Dancer, actress
Dorothy Stickney
21-Jun-1896 2-Jun-1998 Broadway star of Life With Father
Rod Taylor
11-Jan-1930 7-Jan-2015 The Time Machine


Bette Davis   ...   Mrs. Tom Hurley
Ernest Borgnine   ...   Tom Hurley
Debbie Reynolds   ...   Jane Hurley
Barry Fitzgerald   ...   Uncle Jack Conlon
Rod Taylor   ...   Ralph Halloran
Robert Simon   ...   Mr. Halloran
Madge Kennedy   ...   Mary Halloran
Dorothy Stickney   ...   Mrs. Rafferty
Carol Veazie   ...   Mrs. Casey
Joan Camden   ...   Alice
Dan Tobin   ...   Hotel Caterer
Ray Stricklyn   ...   Eddie Hurley
Jay Adler   ...   Sam Leiter
Paul Denton   ...   Bill
Augusta Merighi   ...   Mrs. Musso


Review by anonymous (posted on 14-May-2006)

The truly remarkable thing about this movie is that it was originally a play on television. They don't even try to do such things on television, not anymore. You can tell that Paddy Chayevsky wrote it, even if you didn't know in advance, but you wouldn't guess that Gore Vidal adapted it for the screen. So, things to think about while enjoying what looks like was taken straight from life.

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