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Nice look at Lillian Gish and at live television
22 March 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Done in 1953; directed by Vincent J. Donehue; written by Horton Foote from his play. With Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish, and Eva Marie Saint. 60 min. Also filmed as The Trip to Bountiful (1985).

Lillian Gish plays an older woman, living with her domineering daughter in law and weak son in a small apartment. The daughter in law only want Lillian's pension check and for her to do the cooking and cleaning. Lillian runs away and fulfills her dream of visiting Bountiful, the small town where she raised her son.

An interesting look at a complete live television program. The showing at the New York Museum of Modern Art also included the Goodyear commercials, also mostly broadcast live. Lillian Gish is on screen most of the show and it is interesting to see her revert to some mannerisms reminiscent of silent movie acting.


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