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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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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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Algemas de Cristal  »

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Reportedly, Tennessee Williams intensely disliked this film version of his play because a final touch not found in the original was added at the very end, just before the fadeout, against Williams's wishes. This final touch implied a totally different, much more upbeat ending to the story. See more »

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Version of The Glass Menagerie (1977) See more »

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For You
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Music by Joseph A. Burke
Played when Tom comes home drunk
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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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