A film version of the Carson McCullers play. Frankie Addams, a very boyish articulate 12-year-old girl, is going through an unhappy stage of her life, having been spurned by the neighborhood girls. She spends most of her time in the kitchen talking to her black maid, Bernice, and the younger next door boy, John Henry. Her brother Jarvis is about to marry Janice, and Frankie imagines that she will leave town with them. However she eventually begins to grow up into a young woman. Written by
She became a woman in the middle of a kiss!
Did You Know?
The original Broadway production of "The Member of the Wedding," by Carson McCullers
opened on January 5, 1950 at the Empire Theater (New York) and ran for 501 performances. See more
Frances 'Frankie' Addams
We'll just walk up to people and know them right away. We'll be walking down a dark road, and see a lighted house and knock on the door, and strangers will rush to meet us and say, "Come in! Come in!" We'll know decorated aviators and New York people and movie stars. And we'll have thousands and thousands of friends. We'll belong to so many clubs that we can't even keep track of them all. We'll be members of the WHOLE WORLD!
Version of The Member of the Wedding
"His Eye Is on the Sparrow"
Written by Charles H. Gabriel
and Civilla Martin
Performed by Ethel Waters
with Brandon De Wilde
& Julie Harris See more