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The Group (1966)

Approved | | Drama | 4 March 1966 (USA)
In June 1933, eight young women, who are close friends and members of the upper-class group at South Tower College, to graduate and start their adult lives. The film documents the years ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Dottie Renfrew Latham
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Priss Hartshorn Crockett
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Polly Andrews Ridgeley
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Kay Strong Peterson
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Pokey Prothero Beauchamp
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Libby MacAusland
Kathleen Widdoes ...
Helena Davison
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Dr. James 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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Henry Andrews
Carrie Nye ...
Norine Blake
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In June 1933, eight young women, who are close friends and members of the upper-class group at South Tower College, to graduate and start their adult lives. The film documents the years between their graduation and the beginning of the Second 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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Trivia

This was Polly Rowles's last film until Power (1986), which was likewise directed by Sidney Lumet, 20 years later. See more »

Goofs

When Libby McAusland sits down to lunch at the hospital cafeteria there is spilled coffee in the saucer of her cup. When she picks up the cup in the next shot the spilled coffee is gone. See more »

Quotes

Dottie: Sacrifice is dated, Mother. You don't reform a man. He just drags you down.
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Referenced in Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 (1999) See more »

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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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