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Eccentricities of a Nightingale (16 Jun. 1976)

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Episode credited cast:
Louise Latham ...
Neva Patterson ...
Mrs. Buchanan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tobias Anderson ...
(as Tobias Andersen)
Lois Foraker
Lew Horn
Priscilla Morrill
Marianne Stone


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Based on Tennessee Williams' play, "Summer and Smoke". See more »


Version of BBC Play of the Month: Summer and Smoke (1972) See more »

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Danner in excelsis
15 July 1999 | by (Amherst, MA) – See all my reviews

The recent exaltation of Gwyneth Paltrow might conceivably lead to renewed awareness of her extraordinary mother. Maybe someone will merchandise ECCENTRICITIES. Blythe Danner's performance in this film, from PBS' series of filmed American plays, is one of the greatest filmed performances I've ever seen-- a white-hot bit of lunatic romanticism so close to the heart of Tennessee Williams' sensibility. To have seen the scene ending with Danner's whispering, silhouetted in a window, "My love, my love, your light is out-- now I can sleep," should convince anyone that Tom Stoppard should have been writing great scripts for HER.

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