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Director:
Writers:
Edna Anhalt (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
1954 (West Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
She became a woman in the middle of a kiss!
Plot:
A young tomboy named Frankie is forced to face her own immaturity as a result her older brother's wedding. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(31 articles)
Ann Carter, Former 1940s Child Actress, Dies at 77
 (From Variety - Film News. 6 February 2014, 5:01 PM, PST)

Julie Harris obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 25 August 2013, 4:00 PM, PDT)

Julie Harris obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 25 August 2013, 4:00 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Julie Harris and Ethel Waters are A Magic Team! See more (26 total) »

Cast

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Ethel Waters ... Berenice Sadie Brown

Julie Harris ... Frankie Addams

Brandon De Wilde ... John Henry (as Brandon de Wilde)
Arthur Franz ... Jarvis Addams
Nancy Gates ... Janice
William Hansen ... Mr. Addams
James Edwards ... Honey Camden Brown
Harry Bolden ... T.T. Williams

Dickie Moore ... Soldier (as Dick Moore)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hugh Beaumont ... Minister (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Jeanne Blackford ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Ivan Browning ... Porter (uncredited)
Ann Carter ... Doris - Club Girl (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Man Who Gives Bride Away (uncredited)
Mary Emery ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Ella Ethridge ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charlcie Garrett ... Aunt Pet (uncredited)
June Hedin ... Helen - Club Girl (uncredited)
Alma Mansfield ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Rhea Mitchell ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Tractor Man (uncredited)
Danny Mummert ... Barney McKean (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Moving Man (uncredited)
Charles Perry ... Townsman (uncredited)
Harry Richards ... Organ Grinder (uncredited)
Helen St. Rayner ... Organist (uncredited)
Henry Sylvester ... Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Zinnemann 
 
Writing credits
Edna Anhalt (screenplay) and
Edward Anhalt (screenplay)

Carson McCullers (novel)

Carson McCullers (play)

Produced by
Edna Anhalt .... associate producer
Edward Anhalt .... associate producer
Stanley Kramer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alex North 
 
Cinematography by
Hal Mohr 
 
Film Editing by
William A. Lyon 
 
Production Design by
Rudolph Sternad 
 
Art Direction by
Cary Odell 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Clem Beauchamp .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Nelson .... assistant director
Willard M. Reineck .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jack Wrenn .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound engineer (as Lambert Day)
 
Editorial Department
Harry W. Gerstad .... editorial supervisor (as Harry Gerstad)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stanley Martineau .... produced on the stage by
Oliver Rea .... produced on the stage by
Robert Whitehead .... produced on the stage by
Jus Addiss .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Eugene Busch .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Hal Fisher .... location manager (uncredited)
George Lait .... director of publicity (uncredited)
Donna M. Norridge .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Charlcie Pet .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
The original Broadway production of "The Member of the Wedding," by Carson McCullers opened on January 5, 1950, at the Empire Theater in New York and ran for 501 performances.See more »
Quotes:
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!See more »
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Soundtrack:
His Eye Is on the SparrowSee more »

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Julie Harris and Ethel Waters are A Magic Team!, 22 May 2013
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

In this film adaptation of the stage play, original Broadway performers Julie Harris, Ethel Waters, and Brandon De Wilde revive their roles for the film. Onstage, they were the only three performers. On film, they are surrounded by a setting and other characters. The film captures the relationship between African American Berenice who is the maid/housekeeper and white twelve year old Frances "Frankie" Adams. Ethel Waters is fantastic as Berenice. Julie Harris is unforgettable as Frankie. You feel for her character. All Frankie wants to do is belong somewhere. She is the tomboy with an older brother who marries in the film. Frankie dreams of running away. The film captures a simple story of reality. You feel for Frankie and for Berenice. Frankie's cousin John Henry is also a sympathetic character who doesn't mind putting on Berenice's shoes, hat, and purse dressing up. The story is realistic in tone. Frankie is a lot more forceful perhaps she was to be bipolar with her ups and downs to explain her behavior. Still it's a film worth watching.

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