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The Glass Menagerie (1987)

A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

Director:

Paul Newman

Writer:

Tennessee Williams (play)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joanne Woodward ... Amanda Wingfield
John Malkovich ... Tom Wingfield
Karen Allen ... Laura Wingfield
James Naughton ... Jim O'Connor (the gentleman caller)
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Storyline

A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1988 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Algemas de Cristal See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$895,904
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cineplex-Odeon Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway stage play "The Glass Menagerie" opened at the Playhouse Theatre on Mar 31, 1945 and ran for 563 performances. See more »

Goofs

As Tom is speaking with Laura in one scene, every time the camera is focused on her, his arms are at his sides in the background. When the camera focuses on him, his arms are crossed. This switches back and forth for an entire scene. See more »

Quotes

Tom Wingfield: Oh, I could tell you things to make you sleepless! My enemies plan to dynamite this place. They're going to blow us all sky-high some night! And will I be glad, will I be happy, and so will you be! And you'll go up, up, up! over Blue Mountain on a broomstick, with your seventeen gentlemen callers! You ugly, babbling old witch!
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Connections

Version of Glassmenasjeriet (1969) See more »

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more than adaptation
30 April 2015 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

the play. the cast. the atmosphere. short, a splendid adaptation , exploring, with grace and precision, the nuances of text. the entire tension, the fragility of Laura, the heavy-gray emotions of Tom, the Joanne Woodward's Amanda are pieces of a great science to remind the beauty of play, the South flavor, the failure and the impossibility of hope. the right sound of image and acting - that is the great virtue of the film. a film who has all the ingredients to be more than inspired adaptation but perfect support for reflection about a small universe and its borders. John Malkovich does an admirable role and that is important for the link between viewer and the close universe. the fragility of the scenes. and the voice of Malkovich as its frame.


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