Sweet Bird of Youth (21-Mar-1962)|
Director: Richard Brooks
Writer: Richard Brooks
From a play: Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams
Producer: Pandro S. Berman
Meandering gigolo golddigger Chance Wayne hooks up with fading and perpetually drunken film star Alexandra Del Lago; the pair return to Chance's hometown where he wants to get back together with his ex-girlfriend Heavenly, who is also the daughter of the town's political boss. Ed Begley won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor; the film received additional nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
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|Paul Newman|| ... Chance Wayne|
|Geraldine Page|| ... Alexandra Del Lago|
|Shirley Knight|| ... Heavenly Finley|
|Ed Begley, Sr.|| ... Boss Finley|
|Rip Torn|| ... Thomas J. Finley, Jr.|
|Mildred Dunnock|| ... Aunt Nonnie|
|Madeleine Sherwood|| ... Miss Lucy|
|Philip Abbott|| ... Dr. George Scudder|
|Corey Allen|| ... Scotty|
|Barry Cahill|| ... Bud|
|Dub Taylor|| ... Dan Hatcher|
|James Douglas|| ... Leroy|
|Barry Atwater|| ... Ben Jackson|
|Charles Arnt|| ... Mayor Henricks|
|Dorothy Konrad|| ... Mrs. Maribelle Norris|
|James Chandler|| ... Prof. Brutus H. Smith|
|Mike Steen|| ... Deputy|
|Kelly Thordsen|| ... Sheriff Clark|
Review by Tennessee Williams (posted on 10-Jan-2009)
Tennessee at his decadent best. The performance of Geraldine Page is so over the top it's classic camp, she's just devine.
Paul Newman so beautiful at this time in his life, it was like looking at a grecian GOD.
There has been no one to replace Tennesee Williams even with the constraints of the cinema in those years you could never forget one of his screen plays.
Can you just imagine Cat On A Hot Tin Roof being performed today with Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman with all the censored words left in?
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