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Wallace Markfield (novel)
Herbert Sargent (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 February 1968 (USA) See more »
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 »
Four Jewish intellectuals carpool to the funeral of their old friend Leslie Braverman, who died suddenly at age 41. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Four good actors in a red VW driving all over New York City .................. See more (18 total) »


  (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)

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

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USA:94 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences)

Did You Know?

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 »
Miscellaneous: Although Jewish tradition requires a closed casket, an open casket is seen as part of a plot point at a Jewish funeral.See more »
Morroe Rieff:[Walking through the cemetery] Look at them. quite a crowd!
Felix Ottensteen:[Crankily] Nobody here. all I see is granite!
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Movie Connections:
References Strangers on a Train (1951)See more »


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4 out of 4 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

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