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Stevie (1978)

This biographical film has Glenda Jackson portraying a British poet with emotional problems.

Director:

Robert Enders

Writers:

Hugh Whitemore (screenplay), Hugh Whitemore (based on his play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenda Jackson ... Stevie
Mona Washbourne ... Aunt
Alec McCowen ... Freddy
Trevor Howard ... The Man
Emma Louise Fox Emma Louise Fox ... Stevie As Child
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Storyline

This movie portrays British poet/author Stevie Smith and her life with her beloved aunt through direct dialogue with the audience by Stevie, as well as flashbacks, and narration by a friend. The movie mainly focuses on her relationship with her aunt, romantic relationships of the past, and the fame she received late in her life. Written by Stacia Kissick <srm12@ksu.ksu.edu>

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She inspired a whole generation.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Incrível Stevie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)
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Last cinema feature of Mona Washbourne. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Aunt: Stuff and nonsense!
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stage-bound but a good tribute to an eccentric poet
16 August 2007 | by didi-5See all my reviews

This film betrays its stage origins at every turn, from the length of time it takes to get going to its asides to camera. Performances are strong throughout, particularly Glenda Jackson as Stevie Smith and Trevor Howard as the mysterious 'The Man', who speaks Smith's poems so brilliantly.

Jackson was a marvellous actress who left many performances on record before her decision to retire and become an MP; watching 'Stevie', you can see hints of her other roles ... and yet, because of make-up, script and setting it is so different to any of the others.

Tightly directed and economically filmed, 'Stevie' is a film which repays watching more than once. It should be more widely available.


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