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Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  9 December 1971 (USA)
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A family reacts to the return of the patriarch who abandoned them seven years prior.

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Cast overview:
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Harold Ryan
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George Grizzard ...
Dr. Norbert Woodley
Don Murray ...
Herb Shuttle
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Looseleaf Harper
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Paul Ryan
Pamelyn Ferdin ...
Wanda June
Pamela Saunders ...
Mildred Ryan
Louis Turenne ...
Major von Koningswald
C.C. Whitney ...
Mrs. Kestenbaum
Lester Goldsmith ...
Mr. Kestenbaum (as Lester M. Goldsmith)
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A family reacts to the return of the patriarch who abandoned them seven years prior.

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Comedy | Drama

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9 December 1971 (USA)  »

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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s Happy Birthday, Wanda June  »

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The original Broadway production of "Happy Birthday, Wanda June" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. opened at the Edison Theater on December 22, 1970, ran for 96 performances and closed on March 14, 1971. See more »

Quotes

Penelope Ryan: Doctor Woodley, I would like you to meet Harold, my husband. Harold, I would like you to meet Doctor Woodley, my fiancé. Goodnight dear
[kisses Harold]
Penelope Ryan: goodnight dear
[kisses Dr Woodley]
Penelope Ryan: . Stay or go; talk or sulk; laugh or cry - as you wish. Do whatever seems called for. My mind is gone. Good night.
[she closes and locks door]
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Irony,Madness and Desperation
8 December 2001 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

The first time I've watched this remarkable movie, was on commercial TV..I was sincerely amazed with this exquisite blend of irony,madness and desperation that was a trademark of Mr.Vonegut's works.But, there was something really new coming on that flick...the urges of a mankind behind those solid characters, Steiger and Hickey, this last one the bomber that wasted Hiroshima, and his Master, a frontiersman Steiger,both back from a disastrous expedition to Africa, that lasted years...Their families, in the face of those presumed deceased...What about an effervescent and mutating world of the early 70's?They should portrait the Vietnam fighters, being cursed for the flower power generation...Blended with superb interpretations from all the cast, with poisonous 'sensa huma'and political uncorrectioness all over the place.Those were the days, dude. A really must see...


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