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I Never Sang for My Father (1970) Poster

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Richard Widmark was playwright Robert Anderson's first choice for the son role in both the theatrical and film versions of the play. One proposal had Fredric March as the father, another had it as a TV special with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as the parents.
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This was Dorothy Stickney's last feature film role.
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Estelle Parsons plays Gene Hackman's sister, having teamed with him in 'Bonnie and Clyde' where she played his wife.
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As of 2018, the only Oscar nominated performance by Gene Hackman in a non-Best Picture nominated film.
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Edward G Robinson had been the original choice for the Melvyn Douglas role.
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Gene Hackman's character is named Gene.
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This film has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 7 critic reviews.
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Gene's father quotes Shakespeare's "MacBeth", Act 3, Scene 2 when Gene is about to leave.
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, and Melvyn Douglas.
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Closing credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely co-incidental.
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Gene's car is a 1969 Ford Mustang.
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Based on the Broadway play of the same title that opened on January 25, 1968 at the Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St. and ran for 124 performances.
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