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The Thanksgiving Visitor (1967)

This TV movie is based on Truman Capote's childhood memories of living with his aunts in rural Alabama during the Depression. It is Christmas, and time for his quirky Aunt Sook to make her ... See full summary »

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This TV movie is based on Truman Capote's childhood memories of living with his aunts in rural Alabama during the Depression. It is Christmas, and time for his quirky Aunt Sook to make her famous, or some would say, infamous, fruitcake. Geraldine Page won an Emmy for her brilliant portrayal of Soon in this well acted story. Written by vgpoet

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Anoither masterpiece, should be shown yearly.
5 July 2002 | by (Des Moines) – See all my reviews

I saw this while in the hospital & never forgot the story, but had no idea of any production details. Quite by chance, do I now know that, years ago, I saw another Capote masterpiece.Geraldine Page put her heart & soul into the character "Sook" & the entire holiday story was charming. The previous year (1966) Truman Capote, with Frank & Eleanor Perry, produced "A Christmas Memory". Many wonderful comments have been written about that production, & this story falls in the same category. Why ,oh Why isn't this, at the very least, shown yearly along with "A Christmas Memory". ABC could certainly boost its ratings. I suppose its too much to ask that both be put in DVD,& Video format for countless families around the country to enjoy.


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