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I Never Sang for My Father
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Director:
Writers:
Robert Anderson (play)
Robert Anderson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 November 1971 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A man who wants to move on with his life by moving to California and marry his girlfriend, finds it difficult as he still lives in the towering shadow of his aging father. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(16 articles)
R.I.P. Conrad Bain
 (From Deadline TV. 16 January 2013, 11:20 AM, PST)

Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones
 (From Alt Film Guide. 8 April 2012, 11:48 PM, PDT)

Emma Thompson/Holly Hunter Double Oscar Nominations Meaning
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User Reviews:
Marvelous script and great performances by the leads make this an excellent film See more (24 total) »

Cast

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Melvyn Douglas ... Tom Garrison

Gene Hackman ... Gene Garrison
Dorothy Stickney ... Margaret Garrison

Estelle Parsons ... Alice
Elizabeth Hubbard ... Dr. Peggy Thayer
Lovelady Powell ... Norma
Daniel Keyes ... Dr. Mayberry

Conrad Bain ... Rev. Sam Pell
Jon Richards ... Marvin Scott
Nikki Counselman ... Waitress
Carol Peterson ... Nurse #1
Sloane Shelton ... Nurse #2

James Karen ... Mr. Tucker (old age home director)
Gene Williams ... Dr. Jensen (state hospital director)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Dexter ... Hostess (uncredited)
Valerie Ogden ... Nurse #3 (uncredited)
Beverly Penberthy ... Special nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Gilbert Cates 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Anderson  play
Robert Anderson  screenplay

Produced by
Gilbert Cates .... producer
 
Original Music by
Al Gorgoni 
Barry Mann 
 
Cinematography by
Morris Hartzband 
George Stoetzel 
 
Film Editing by
Angelo Ross 
 
Casting by
Tom Ward 
 
Art Direction by
Hank Aldrich 
 
Costume Design by
Theoni V. Aldredge 
 
Makeup Department
John Alese .... makeup artist
Philip Leto .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Phillip M. Goldfarb .... unit production manager
George Goodman .... production manager
Everett Rosenthal .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley Panesoff .... first assistant director
Allan Wertheim .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sante Fiore .... master scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Nathan Boxer .... boom operator
Charles Federmack .... sound mixer
Stanley Mittledorf .... sound recordist
Walter Nolan .... sound effects editor
James Sabat .... sound recordist
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Samuel Dinen .... still photographer (as Sam Dinin)
Jamie Jacobson .... second assistant camera
Morton Novak .... gaffer
Fred Porrett .... camera operator
Albert Taffet .... camera operator
Felix Trimboli .... first assistant camera
Robert M. Volpe .... key grip
Tom Volpe .... dolly grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne David .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Peet Begley .... assistant film editor
 
Other crew
Janise Bogard .... assistant to producer
Bert Gold .... title designer
Shirley Marcus .... production secretary
Peter L. Skolnik .... assistant to producer
Renata Stoia .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
92 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Netherlands:AL (2010) (DVD) | Sweden:Btl | UK:A | USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating) | West Germany:12 (video)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Richard Widmark was playwright Robert Anderson's first choice for the son role in both the theatrical and film versions of the play. One proposal had Fredric March as the father, another had it as a TV special with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as the parents.See more »
Quotes:
Gene Garrison:I hate him. And I hate to hate him.See more »
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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Marvelous script and great performances by the leads make this an excellent film, 16 August 2001

I saw this movie when it first came out and I remember it vividly from over thirty years later. I recently saw it again, expecting the passage of time to have dimmed my fondness for it somewhat. It was just as wonderful as I remembered it, but I understood things at the age of 39 that I did not at ten. Melvyn Douglas and Gene Hackman deservedly got Oscar nominations for their splendid work here. There is also a marvelous script, also nominated for an Oscar. I expect I will remember the last line until I die. Most Highly Recommended

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