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The Group (1966)

Approved | | Drama | 4 March 1966 (USA)
In June 1933, eight young women, who are close friends and members of the upper-class group at South Tower College, graduate and start their adult lives. The film documents the years ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Mary McCarthy (novel), Sidney Buchman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Candice Bergen ... Lakey Eastlake
Joan Hackett ... Dottie Renfrew Latham
Elizabeth Hartman ... Priss Hartshorn Crockett
Shirley Knight ... Polly Andrews Ridgeley
Joanna Pettet ... Kay Strong Peterson
Mary-Robin Redd Mary-Robin Redd ... Pokey Prothero Beauchamp
Jessica Walter ... Libby MacAusland
Kathleen Widdoes Kathleen Widdoes ... Helena Davison
James Broderick ... Dr. James Ridgeley
James Congdon James Congdon ... Sloan Crockett
Larry Hagman ... Harald Peterson
Hal Holbrook ... Gus Leroy
Richard Mulligan ... Dick Brown
Robert Emhardt ... Henry Andrews
Carrie Nye Carrie Nye ... Norine Blake
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Storyline

In June 1933, eight young women, who are close friends and members of the upper-class group at South Tower College, graduate and start their adult lives. The film documents the years between their graduation and the beginning of the Second World War in Europe, and shows, in a serialized style, their romances and marriages, their searches for careers or meaning in their lives, their highs and their lows. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Group See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,400,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Baruch Lumet (Mr. Schneider) was the father of the director Sidney Lumet. See more »

Goofs

The setting is supposed to be between 1933-40, however some of the ladies' hairstyles reflect the styles of the mid-60s. Libby (Jessica Walter) is the most notorious of the group, her up-do with pigtails at Kay & Harald's party being the most obvious of the styles. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Andrews: We madmen are the aristocrats of mental illness.
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Took me a while to get into it...but I did
12 June 2005 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Glossy soap opera about 8 Vassar graduates of 1933. It follows their lives after college and deals with alcoholism, mental breakdowns, frigidity, beatings, adultery, child rearing, lesbianism and death.

I tried reading the book this was based on but I couldn't understand it. They kept throwing in 1930s slang and politics and lost me. This movie keeps out the slang, tones down the politics (but it is there) and came up with a good movie. Yes, it is a soap opera but well made with some great actresses and it deals with it's subjects seriously. Some of the story lines involve: Polly (Shirley Knight) falling in love with a married doctor (Hal Holbrook); Kay (Joanna Pettet) dealing with an alcoholic husband (Larry Hagman); Dottie (Joan Heckett) falling in love with a womanizer (Richard Mulligan) and Priss (Elizabeth Hartman) dealing with raising a child.

It's fascinating to see these actors so young and full of life. All the acting is good but Hartman and Knight stand out. Also Candace Bergman shows up at the beginning and the end as a lesbian--quite daring for 1966. The surprise is that she's dealt with in a very sensitive manner and not made evil.

This movie is long (150 minutes) and its cast is very big (it took me at least an hour to figure out who was who) but I ended up enjoying this and recommend it. I give it an 8.


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