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Credited cast:
Jessie Mae Watts
Dennis Cross ...
Ticket man (railroad station)
Will Hare ...
Ticket man (bus station)
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 »

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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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