IMDb > Bye Bye Braverman (1968)
Bye Bye Braverman
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Bye Bye Braverman (1968) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
5.9/10   287 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 22% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Wallace Markfield (novel)
Herbert Sargent (screenplay)
Contact:
View company contact information for Bye Bye Braverman on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
21 February 1968 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
This motion picture is conceived to erase the memory of Leslie Braverman who had the poor taste to drop dead, without warning, thereby inflicting on his family and friends all sorts of burdensome inconveniences--like, for openers, the funeral... See more »
Plot:
Four Jewish intellectuals carpool to the funeral of their old friend Leslie Braverman, who died suddenly at age 41. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
The Films Of Sidney Lumet: A Retrospective
 (From The Playlist. 9 April 2012, 8:00 AM, PDT)

Updated: Fslc Announces "Hollywood's Jew Wave" Series
 (From Indiewire. 31 October 2011, 6:45 AM, PDT)

Five of Sidney Lumet's Lesser-Known Films Worth Seeking Out
 (From IFC. 14 April 2011, 1:59 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Four good actors in a red VW driving all over New York City .................. See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

George Segal ... Morroe Rieff

Jack Warden ... Barnet Weinstein

Jessica Walter ... Inez Braverman
Godfrey Cambridge ... Taxi Driver
Phyllis Newman ... Myra Mandelbaum

Joseph Wiseman ... Felix Ottensteen

Sorrell Booke ... Holly Levine
Zohra Lampert ... Etta Rieff

Alan King ... The Rabbi
Susan Wyler ... Pilar
Leib Lensky ... Custodian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Gumeny ... Man on Bus (uncredited)
Anthony Holland ... Max Ottenstein (uncredited)
Graham Jarvis ... Man on Bus (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Mourner at Synagogue (uncredited)
Ira Waldinger ... Boy walking across lot (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Sidney Lumet 
 
Writing credits
Wallace Markfield (novel "To an Early Grave")

Herbert Sargent (screenplay)

Produced by
Sidney Lumet .... producer
Charles H. Maguire .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Matz 
 
Cinematography by
Boris Kaufman 
 
Film Editing by
Gerald B. Greenberg 
 
Art Direction by
Ben Kasazkow 
 
Set Decoration by
John Godfrey 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Hill Johnstone 
 
Makeup Department
William Chiarelli .... hair stylist
William Herman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kenneth Utt .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Burtt Harris .... assistant director
Alan Hopkins .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Stanley Cappiello .... scenic artist
Kenneth Fitzpatrick .... master property man
William J. Gerrity .... chief construction grip
Gil Gerstein .... chief carpenter
 
Sound Department
Fred Bosch .... sound engineer
Alan Heim .... sound editor
Dick Vorisek .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Kolb .... key grip
Willie Meyerhoff .... gaffer
Hank Muller .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Lynn Lewis Lovett .... assistant film editor (as Lynn Lewis)
 
Other crew
Maggie James .... script supervisor
Jessica Skippon .... production secretary
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
USA:94 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
At the funeral home where Alan King, as the Rabbi, is delivering a eulogy he references living one's life as "007." The next shot is of Joseph Wiseman who played "Dr No" in the James Bond movie of the same name; Wiseman's character.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Phyllis Newman puts her panties on, it can be seen that she is already wearing a pair.See more »
Quotes:
Felix Ottensteen:[to Max] I wasn't too crazy about your mother, and you I like even less.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Frontier Marshal (1939)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Four good actors in a red VW driving all over New York City .................., 23 June 2011
Author: merklekranz from United States

I am not convinced that "Bye Bye Braverman" is much more than a stage play inside a red Volkswagon. This is all about the dialog, and quite frankly a lot of it is kind of boring. The characters, four Jewish intellectuals, are well developed, but seem very one dimensional. The movie is essentially one long misadventure on their way to a funeral. Godfrey Cambridge as a "Black Jewish cabdriver", and Alan King as a long winded Rabbi, are the most memorable scenes. George Segal is his usual droopy self, and Jack Warden his usual gruff self. Overall the film is a time capsule, that you may or may not want to open, depending on your tolerance for a lot of often times meaningless dialog. - MERK

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (18 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Bye Bye Braverman (1968)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Poem when entering Brooklyn? Crabber
On TCM finally. dfc99
I want a dvd of this film ahp10
all-regions paulbrr12
Warners Archive DVD Release! fs3
no release to video or DVD! Why? nitzpitz
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Everything Is Illuminated The Kite Runner Man on the Moon Beaches Stand by Me
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.