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The Glass Menagerie (1973)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  16 December 1973 (USA)
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Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "gentleman caller" appears, things move to crisis point. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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During the late 40s director George Cukor considered filming the play with Hepburn as Laura, Laurette Taylor as Amanda and Spencer Tracy as "The gentleman Caller." See more »

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Amanda Wingfield: You are the only young man that I know of who ignores the fact that the future becomes the present, the present becomes the past, and the past turns into everlasting regret if you don't plan for it.
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The Best Version
7 November 1998 | by (North St. Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

This 1973 version is better than the David Naughton/John Malkovich version. Katherine Hepburn does an excellent job playing the mother who is frustrated by the "generation gap". It also shows Michael Moriarty and Sam Waterston very early in their careers, both went on to win many awards. If you are able to get your hands on this version, it will be worth the search.


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