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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

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Paul Newman Paul Newman
Chance Wayne
Geraldine Page Geraldine Page
Alexandra Del Lago
Shirley Knight Shirley Knight
Heavenly Finley
Ed Begley Ed Begley
'Boss' Finley
Rip Torn Rip Torn
Thomas J. Finley, Jr.
Mildred Dunnock Mildred Dunnock
Aunt Nonnie
Madeleine Sherwood Madeleine Sherwood
Miss Lucy
Philip Abbott Philip Abbott
Dr. George Scudder


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Sweet Bird of Youth

9 years, 4 months ago at Aug 2 21:23
Despite recycling most of the original Broadway cast for this film adaptation, Sweet Bird of Youth misses the demented melancholia of the work by grafting on a sappy, unnecessary Hollywood ending. This is a pity for several reasons, highest amongst them is the stunningly high caliber of work that each of the actors brings to their roles, no matter how large or small.

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Description: Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. While trying to get her help to make a screen test, he also finds the time to meet his former girlfriend Heavenly, the daughter of the local politician Tom 'Boss' Finley, who more or less forced him to leave the town many years ago. Written by Mattias Thuresson ... (more)
Release date: 3 May 1962
Tags: Drama (4), Florida (3), 1960s (3), 1962 (3), Marijuana (2), Flashback (2), Aunt (2), Based On Play (2), Alcoholism (2), Family Relationships (1), Aging (1), Patriarch (1), Self Confidence (1), Film Making (1), HQ (1), Extortion (1), Ambition (1), Ego (1), Easter (1)
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