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The Group (1966)

Approved | | Drama | 4 March 1966 (USA)
It's 1933, and eight young women are friends and members of the upper- class group at a private girl's school, about to graduate and start their own lives. The film documents the years ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Dottie
Elizabeth Hartman ...
Priss
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Polly
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Kay
Mary-Robin Redd ...
Pokey
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Libby
Kathleen Widdoes ...
Helena
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Dr. Ridgeley
James Congdon ...
Sloan Crockett
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Harald Peterson
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Gus Leroy
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Dick Brown
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Mr. Andrews
Carrie Nye ...
Norine
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It's 1933, and eight young women are friends and members of the upper- class group at a private girl's school, about to graduate and start their own lives. The film documents the years between their graduation and the beginning of the World War in Europe, and shows, in a serialized style, their romances and marriages, their searches for careers or meaning in their lives, their highs and their lows. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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4 March 1966 (USA)  »

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El grupo  »

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George Gaynes' first film. See more »

Goofs

Kathleen Widdoes, as Helena, arguing politics with Norine, says, "The whole class voted for Roosevelt," when she means "the whole group". Pauline Kael, who was watching the filming and following the script, wrote that she pointed this mistake out to director Sidney Lumet, but he never corrected it. See more »

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Mr. Andrews: We madmen are the aristocrats of mental illness.
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Wonderful Entertainment!
22 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Widescreen, Technicolor and the best round up of girls since "The Women". What more could you ask? All the girls are great, but Jessica Walter is outstanding as she changes from self-assured sexy-romantic to a gossiping sexually repressed Bitch! No one else at that time could have played that part so beautifully. The movie addresses some women's issues that were not commonly discussed back in the 60's. Abuse, mental illness, pregnancy, drugs. Candice Bergen, Shirley Knight, Elizabeth Hartman, these are all stage trained actresses, and the lovely Joan Hackett who died much too soon but while she was here always gave a top notch performance. Script/dialogue, camera work, all first class.


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