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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 virtual "tour de force" for Julie Harris about a young tomboy named Frankie who 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:
Story telling at its very finest! 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:
Julie Harris, Ethel Waters, and Brandon De Wilde all reprised their roles from the original Broadway production.See more »
Quotes:
John Henry:Mean old bossy Frankie!
Berenice Sadie Brown:Just what is she doing that's so mean? Just trying to get some rest.
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Soundtrack:
His Eye Is on the SparrowSee more »

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26 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Story telling at its very finest!, 29 July 2005
Author: (saved4eternity@cox.net) from New Orleans, La.

On my very first viewing of The Member of the Wedding, I was stunned by its beauty, overwhelmed by its simplicity, captivated by its charm. A seemingly simple story of a young girl's attempt at growing up, this film takes us on a tumultuous and painful journey through the mind of Frankie Addams, a journey so fraught with twists and turns of emotion, we are barely able to keep up! Frankie's journey through adolescence is not an ordinary one. Her disapproval bordering on hatred of herself is bringing her to the edge of her world, and at times we are left wondering whether she has gone too far to ever come back. Her rebellion toward her journey is fierce, and Julie Harris is brilliant in her interpretation of a confused, angry young girl at odds with her world. If I had to make a list of the twenty movies that had the greatest impact on me in my lifetime, The Member of the Wedding would have to make the list. Ethel Waters is as charming and heart rending as she was in Pinky in this never to be forgotten film. I would suggest that it be used in the classroom as required viewing for students between the ages of twelve and fifteen, if only to give them a heroine with whom to share the sometimes chaotic journey from child to young adulthood.

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