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Director:
Writers:
Tennessee Williams (novel)
Gavin Lambert (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 December 1961 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Critics and the public say Karen Stone is too old -- as she approaches 50 -- for her role in a play she is about to take to Broadway... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
This film ages like fine wine See more (46 total) »

Cast

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Vivien Leigh ... Karen Stone

Warren Beatty ... Paolo di Leo
Coral Browne ... Meg

Jill St. John ... Barbara Bingham
Jeremy Spenser ... Young man
Stella Bonheur ... Mrs. Jamison-Walker
Josephine Brown ... Lucia
Peter Dyneley ... Lloyd Greener
Carl Jaffe ... Baron Waldheim (as Carl Jaffé)
Harold Kasket ... Tailor
Viola Keats ... Julia McIlheny
Cleo Laine ... Singer

Bessie Love ... Bunny
Elspeth March ... Mrs. Barrow
Henry McCarty ... Campbell Kennedy (as Henry McCarthy)

Warren Mitchell ... Giorgio
John Phillips ... Tom Stone
Paul Stassino ... Stefano - The Barber

Ernest Thesiger ... Stefano
Mavis Villiers ... Mrs. Coogan

Lotte Lenya ... Contessa Magda Terribili-Gonzales
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Britneva ... Principessa Bonmeni (uncredited)
Thelma D'Aguilar ... Mita (uncredited)
Edward de Souza ... (uncredited)

Jean Marsh ... (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Joe Sonessa ... Stalker (uncredited)

Directed by
José Quintero 
 
Writing credits
Tennessee Williams (novel)

Gavin Lambert (screenplay)

Jan Read (additional writing)

Produced by
Louis De Rochemont .... producer (as Louis de Rochemont)
Lothar Wolff .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Addinsell 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Waxman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Kemplen 
 
Casting by
Robert Lennard 
 
Production Design by
Roger K. Furse  (as Roger Furse)
 
Art Direction by
Herbert Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Beatrice Dawson 
 
Makeup Department
Bob Lawrance .... makeup artist
A.G. Scott .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Basil Somner .... production manager
Ted Wallis .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derrick Parr .... second assistant director
Jake Wright .... second assistant director
Peter Yates .... assistant director
Derek Parr .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Tony Wallis .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
John Jarvis .... set dresser
Ivor Beddoes .... sketch artist (uncredited)
John Graysmark .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Tony Reading .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Peter Wood .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Leslie Hodgson .... dubbing editor
Cecil Mason .... sound mixer
Dennis Whitlock .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernest Day .... camera operator
Alec Mills .... focus puller (uncredited)
Jimmy Stilwell .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe
John Briggs .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Eunice Mountjoy .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Graham Shipham .... assembly editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Douglas Gamley .... conductor
Douglas Gamley .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
June Faithfull .... continuity
Jack King .... administrator
Robert Porter .... location manager
Charles Castle .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
103 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2005) | USA:Approved (certificate #20043)

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Trivia:
This was Ernest Thesiger's final film before his death on January 14, 1961 at the age of 81.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The handkerchief Karen Stone takes out is different from the one picked up by the young man outside.See more »
Quotes:
Paolo di Leo:Rome is a very old city. Three-thousand years. How old are you? Fifty?See more »
Soundtrack:
Love Is a BoreSee more »

FAQ

Why did the Contessa ask Karen for $1,000?
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28 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
This film ages like fine wine, 2 March 2001
Author: dmwhite50

Vivien Leigh plays the aging, isolated Mrs. Stone with a tragic grace and beauty that only she could bring to this exquisite, lyrical film of Tennessee Williams' haunting tale of the human need of permanence in a transitory world. (I remember reading Williams' Memoirs in which he says that this was his favorite film made from his work.) It is only now that I've attained Mrs. Stone's age that I've really come to understand the "drifting" that is portrayed here. Lotte Lenya is also brilliant in the role of the Contessa.Lenya was nominated for the Academy Award as "Best Supporting Actress" for this role, and she should have won. She is unctuous, smarmy, and brilliant. Vivien Leigh should also have been nominated, for her alienated, unfulfilled, sad ex-star. She gave another excellent performance-- an interesting bookend to her magnificent Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, the other of Tennessee Williams' "lost" ladies she immortalized on the screen.

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