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The Thanksgiving Visitor (1968)

This TV movie is based on Truman Capote's childhood memories of living with his aunts in rural Alabama during the Depression. It is Christmas, and time for his quirky Aunt Sook to make her ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Perry

Writers:

Truman Capote (adaptation), Truman Capote (story) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Geraldine Page ... Miss Sook
Michael Kearney Michael Kearney ... Buddy
Hansford Rowe III Hansford Rowe III ... Odd henderson (as Hansford Rowe III)
Joy Nicholson Joy Nicholson ... Miss Armstrong
Virgilia Chew Virgilia Chew ... First Cousin
Lavinia Cassels Lavinia Cassels ... Second Cousin
Neil Fitzgerald Neil Fitzgerald ... Uncle B
Pierre Epstein Pierre Epstein ... Mr. Pruitt
Georgia Simmons Georgia Simmons ... Mary Wheelright
Christopher Norris ... Annabelle Conklin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Truman Capote ... Narrator
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This TV movie is based on Truman Capote's childhood memories of living with his aunts in rural Alabama during the Depression. It is Christmas, and time for his quirky Aunt Sook to make her famous, or some would say, infamous, fruitcake. Geraldine Page won an Emmy for her brilliant portrayal of Soon in this well acted story. Written by vgpoet

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1968 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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To film the dinner scene a hole was cut in an upstairs bedroom floor to look down onto the table. See more »

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Sometimes small is big.
13 January 2004 | by jannagalSee all my reviews

Sometimes simpler is better. Sometimes small is big. Sometimes understated makes a loud statement. These are the things I remember about this "small" movie seen several years ago.

The storyline is simple. The production is small, and the acting is understated. But through the thousands of movies I have viewed over the last 30 years, for some reason this movie rises to the top.

Geraldine Page's performance was so convincing that her character seemed to be a person known intimately. Maybe it's just a sentimental nostalgic quality that entices me; but someone must agree since Page's performance was acknowledged with a well-deserved Emmy.

Too bad this movie isn't shown every holiday season, but then society has become too "big" and too "complicated", hasn't it?


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