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The Glass Menagerie (1973)

Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Harvey

Writers:

Stewart Stern (screenplay), Tennessee Williams (play)
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katharine Hepburn ... Amanda Wingfield
Sam Waterston ... Tom Wingfield
Joanna Miles ... Laura Wingfield
Michael Moriarty ... Jim O'Connor
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Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "gentleman caller" appears, things move to crisis point. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1973 (USA) See more »

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Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the late 40s director George Cukor considered filming the play with Hepburn as Laura, Laurette Taylor as Amanda and Spencer Tracy as "The gentleman Caller." See more »

Quotes

Jim O'Connor: Someone ought to kiss you, Laura.
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Version of Die Glasmenagerie (1969) See more »

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Incredible acting
17 October 2017 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

The Glass Menagerie is my favorite play, solely because I love the 1973 taped and televised Broadway performance. I haven't seen any other version, but after watching this cast, there's no need to.

Katharine Hepburn stars as faded Southern belle who mothers and smothers her two children, Sam Waterston and Joanna Miles. Sam is passionate and dying to break out of his stifling environment, but he's protective over his crippled sister and is conflicted about leaving her alone with their mother. If you're a fan of his because of Law & Order, you need to see his stint on Broadway so you can see the first time he delivered a powerful, passionate speech. It's incredible, unnerving, and heartbreaking every time he goes head-to-head with Katharine Hepburn.

Kate had already starred as the overbearing mother in another Tennessee Williams play, Suddenly, Last Summer, but she shines even brighter in this one. Unlike the 1959 film, her character in The Glass Menagerie is sane and accessible. If you're a parent, your heart will go out to her as she tries to look out for her daughter, but Sam Waterston is the real hero of the story. He's wonderful and energetic from start to finish. I guarantee you'll become a lifelong fan of his after watching his breakthrough performance.


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