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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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Sweet Bird of Youth  »

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Was given a pre-rating advisory of restricted by the MPAA, disallowing any persons under the age of 18 from attending. This was pre-rating equivalent of an X (later NC-17) rating. By modern standards the film is so tame, when Shown on Turner Classic Movies, it's rated TV-PG. See more »

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During the pot-smoking scene, there is one shot in which Chance is seen looking to his right with the cigarette in his mouth. We cut to another angle as Alexandra flops down on the bed, and now Chance has no cigarette and his head is leaned straight back on the mattress. See more »

Quotes

Boss Finley: [to Chance Wayne, after referring to him as 'Prince'] I once had a dog called Prince. I had to butcher him to keep all the bitches in town from being violated.
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Ebb Tide
(1953) (uncredited)
Music by Robert Maxwell
Performed by Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra as background music several times
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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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