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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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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

Series Crew
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Directed by
John Doyle 
John Glenmeister (episode "Man Who Married a French Wife, the")
Nick Havinga (episode "Girls in Their Summer Dresses") (episode "Monument, The")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marion J. Caffey  creator
Daniel Ezralow  creator
Josh Groban  creator

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Additional Details

USA:82 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Why Can't I find this on DVD???, 23 July 2002
Author: Sammi Kat from New Orleans, LA USA

"Suddenly, Last Summer" (1993 TV Version) I taped this version way back in 1993 & it is supremely faithful to the text (unlike the original version with Elizabeth Taylor). Maggie Smith is reserved where Katherine Hepburn is effusive. Similarly, Rob Lowe smoulders where Montgomery Clift languished. Natsha Richardson is not Elizabeth Taylor, but the Catherine of the original text is not the Catherine in the original film. The character is not seen until almost halfway through the play; the impact of her story is heightened that much more by her late appearance. Gone are the flashback location shots (mercifully), Natasha Richardson's delivery of her final monologue doesn't need flashbacks, one is able to visualize what she describes perfectly. This is truly superior to the original version.

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