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Original Air Date:
6 January 1993 (Season 21, Episode 10)
The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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A good southern dramatic performance by Rob Lowe See more (7 total) »


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Episode Crew
Directed by
Richard Eyre 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tennessee Williams  play

Produced by
Simon Curtis .... producer
Jane Hawley .... associate producer
Original Music by
Richard Hartley 
Cinematography by
Andrew Dunn 
Film Editing by
Mark Day 
Production Design by
Bob Crowley 
Art Direction by
Peter Findley 
Costume Design by
Hazel Pethig 
Makeup Department
Shaunna Harrison .... makeup designer
Belinda Hodson .... makeup assistant
Sharon Walsh .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Martin Hutchings .... production manager
Art Department
Mark Collisson .... construction manager
Maura Laverty .... production buyer
Mina Martinez .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Debbie Pragnell .... dubbing editor
John Pritchard .... sound recordist
Aad Wirtz .... dubbing mixer
Aad Wirtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Garry Fiferman .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Peter Wragg .... visual effects designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Cross .... best boy
Steven Hall .... focus puller
Paul Hatchman .... grip
Jeremy Humphries .... second camera operator
Paul Robinson .... first camera clapper
Alex Scott .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Janine Marr .... costume assistant (as Janine Stewart)
Other crew
Sue Ainscough .... assistant floor manager
Janey Barton .... production assistant
Joseph Rhodes .... assistant floor manager

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Additional Details

USA:82 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Shot in 11 days.See more »
Doctor Cukrowicz:[lighting a table lighter, which flames high] Lord! What a torch!
Violet Venable:So shines a good deed in a naughty world, Dr. Sugar.
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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A good southern dramatic performance by Rob Lowe, 13 May 2002
Author: bsamdahl ( from Chicago

I saw this movie on PBS several years ago by accident because I saw that Rob Lowe was in it. A good theatrical southern drama that takes place in the 30's I think. I would like to see it again as I think I might appreciate it more. Rob Lowe enters a family's lion's den as Dr. Sugar hoping to obtain funding for his project. He plays a southern doctor during the 30's very well, accent and all..Dr. Sugar does this delicate balancing act while the rest of the family members are being melodramatic in the old southern aristocracy way. He ends up hypnotizing Miss Foxhill and starts falling in love with her.

I'm surprised this movie has not been on television more. It does bring out a different acting style to what we are used to seeing Rob Lowe do. If you get a chance to rent it, it is worth seeing just for the classical southern dramatics.

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