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The Glass Menagerie (1950)

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This first movie version of the Tennessee Williams play about a faded, aging Southern belle, her shy, crippled daughter and her "selfish dreamer" of a son more or less sticks to the ... See full summary »

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Young Man
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This first movie version of the Tennessee Williams play about a faded, aging Southern belle, her shy, crippled daughter and her "selfish dreamer" of a son more or less sticks to the original story, except for a compromise ending which strives to be more upbeat. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Four Academy Award predictions! Jane Wyman, Kirk Douglas, Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy

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23 February 1951 (Finland)  »

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Tallulah Bankhead auditioned for Amanda,and director Irving Rapper called her screen test "the greatest performance" he had ever seen. Bankhead had promised not to drink during shooting, but Jack Warner was fed up with Errol Flynn's drinking and refused to give the actress the part. See more »

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Version of The Glass Menagerie (1987) See more »

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When the Foeman Bears His Steel
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From "The Pirates of Penzance"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by William S. Gilbert
Sung by Kirk Douglas
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gertie shines!
20 July 1999 | by (Pa.) – See all my reviews



One of the few chances to see the great Gertrude Lawrence on screen. her amanda is so complex,manic,gentele,harsh. a truly great performance that was totally ignored by the academy.arthur kennedy too is compelling as tom. a shame he did not do more William's on screen he was one of the major stage interpreters of the man. only jane wyman seems miscast,a bit too character-actressy for the subtlty of the role to shine through.too bad,because without a good laura half the play is lost. a good effort that could have been great if they had not used wyman.


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