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The Trip to Bountiful (1953)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  1 March 1953 (USA)
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Credited cast:
Jessie Mae Watts
Dennis Cross ...
Ticket man (railroad station)
Will Hare ...
Ticket man (bus station)
John Beal ...
Ludie Watts
Charles Sladen ...
Bus driver
Larry Bolton ...
William Hansen ...
Ticket man (second bus station)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frederic Downs
Gene Lyons


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This filmed production of "A Trip To Bountiful" by Horton Foote was the premier of this play. The Broadway production opened at Henry Miller's Theater on November 3, 1953 running 309 performances and starring Lillian Gish, Gene Lyons, Jo Van Fleet and Eva Marie Saint. Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint recreated their roles from this filmed production. See more »


Version of The Trip to Bountiful (1985) See more »

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A beautiful and simple teleplay
7 March 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Try, try, try to get your hands on this amazing tape of Lilian Gish in Horton Foote's beautiful and simple teleplay. It's a gem of golden-age live television, of American theatre (legendary Gish performed the role on stage as well) and of American Southern Literature. The story is sweet but not saccharine and its moving without being melodramatic. Someone is bound to comment that its "too slow" but I'll tell you now that the piece is just slow enough! Mrs. Carrie Watts desire to go back to Bountiful one more time before she dies is a poignent comment on the changing landscape of America and on the small tragedies that come with aging. Foote is a screenwriter and playwright of the highest calibre. What a treasure!

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