ABC Stage 67 (1966–1967)
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A Christmas Memory 

Its the last Christmas together in Depression era Alabama of a sensitive boy and his elderly cousin who was his closest friend. The two raise enough money to buy the ingredients for 30 ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Perry

Writer:

Truman Capote
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Geraldine Page ... Woman
Donnie Melvin Donnie Melvin ... Buddy
Lavinia Cassels Lavinia Cassels ... Aunts
Christine Marler Christine Marler ... Aunts
Josip Elic Josip Elic ... HaHa
Lynn Forman Lynn Forman ... Woman in Car
Win Forman Win Forman ... Storekeeper
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Truman Capote ... Narrated by (as Mr. Capote)
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Storyline

Its the last Christmas together in Depression era Alabama of a sensitive boy and his elderly cousin who was his closest friend. The two raise enough money to buy the ingredients for 30 fruit cakes, sent mostly to strangers like FDR. They spend Christmas day flying the kites the made for each while Capote's voice over explains their separation, followed by their dog's passing, and a few years later her's. Written by Art Menius

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1966 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Snowdoun, Alabama, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Production was nearly canceled when Page's commitment to appear in a Broadway play threatened to coincide with the shooting schedule. The play turned out to be a flop and ran for only ten performances, closing just three days before shooting commenced in Snowdoun, Alabama. See more »

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Narrated by: To tell the truth, our only really profitable enterprise was the 'fun & freak museum' we conducted in the woodshed two summers ago. The 'fun' was a stereopticon with slide views of Washington and New York, lent us by a relative who had been to those places. The 'freak' was a three-legged biddy chicken hatched by one of our own hens. Everybody hereabouts wanted to see that biddy. We charged grown-ups a nickel - kids two cents - and took in a good twenty dollars before the museum shut down... due...
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Edited into Trilogy (1969) See more »

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The story of a young boy who spends Christmas with his aunts in the rural south during the depression
22 March 2006 | by VAGNTLMANSee all my reviews

A Christmas Memory and the companion film The Thanksgiving Visitor, both starring Geraldine Page, are two films which should be seen by every family during the holidays. The story of a young boy who spends Christmas with his aunts in the rural south during the depression is a warm and touching story. Unable to afford to buy Christmas presents for each other, Sook and Buddy make each other a present, which ends the film in a wonderful surprise. It is too bad that this is unavailable for the public to view for both films should be a staple for the holidays much as It's A Wonderful Life. Geraldine Page gives a touching and loving performance. The Direction, performance, Photography, locations, Production Design, are first rate.


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