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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

 -  Drama  -  29 May 1962 (Portugal)
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Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »

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Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. While trying to get her help to make a screen test, he also finds the time to meet his former girlfriend Heavenly, the daughter of the local politician Tom 'Boss' Finley, who more or less forced him to leave the town many years ago. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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He used love like most men use money. See more »

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29 May 1962 (Portugal)  »

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El dulce pájaro de la juventud  »

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Trivia

Rip Torn, as Tom Finley Jr., was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award for supporting or featured actor in a drama and recreated his role in the movie version. He later played "Boss" Tom Finley Sr. in a TV-movie version (Sweet Bird of Youth (1989)), starring Elizabeth Taylor and Mark Harmon. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie as Chance is driving, he sees a sign saying "You Are Now Leaving Florida." The multi-lane highway runs very close to the beach with no buildings in between the road and beach and dozens of oil pumps adjacent to the highway. This was clearly filmed in southern California. See more »

Quotes

Chance Wayne: The big difference between people is not between the rich and the poor, the good and the evil. The biggest of all differences between people is between those who have had pleasure in love and those who haven't.
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Referenced in DuckTales: Sweet Duck of Youth (1987) See more »

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Sleepers Wake
/ "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (BWV 140) (uncredited)
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Heard during the church processional.
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Page is simply magnificent!
25 August 2002 | by (Charlotte, NOrth Carolina) – See all my reviews

Gerladine Page is truly magnificent in this picture. A great actress who died way too early. Her portrait of the drunk doped out film actress is amazing. Newmna, Begley, Knight are very good indeed but it is Page who is truly great. I never saw her give a bad performance. Thank goodness she won an Oscar just before she died. It was richly deserved.


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