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Sweet Bird of Youth

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Product Details

  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000EBD9U8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,451 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. With him is a faded film star he picked up along the way Alexandra Del Lago. While trying to get her help to make a screen test he also finds the time to meet his former girlfriend Heavenly the daughter of the local politician Tom 'Boss' Finley who more or less forced him to leave the town many years ago.Running Time: 120 min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA Rating: R UPC: 012569573123 Manufacturer No: 65731

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Based on the hit Tennessee Williams play, this exciting drama stars Paul Newman as a slick young opportunist who returns to his home town with an ageing movie queen(Geraldine Page), but runs head-on into trouble with the town's corrupt boss(Ed Begley in an Oscar-winning performance). As is the case with his 1958 film version of Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, director Richard Brooks was forced to clean up this Williams play for the movies. But those blasted censors didn't hurt anything. Like CAT, SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH is still a gritty, powerful, and brilliant film. Every one of the performers delivers a top-notch portrayal. But the film ultimately belongs to Geraldine Page whose funny and touching portrayal of the fading star is, quite simply, one of the greatest performances ever captured on film.
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As in her portrayal of Alma in Tennessee Williams' "Summer and Smoke," Geraldine Page is electrifying, recreating the role she originated on Broadway. This time, however, she has a leading man worthy of her talents. Paul Newman proves he has more than his looks to rely on; it is to his credit that Page never overshadows him in their extended scenes together. The rest of the cast is excellent as well. The film itself strays from Williams' stage version (which included such topics as venereal disease and castration) in several respects, but also has some intriguing additions, especially the scene between Ed Begley and Madeleine Sherwood. But the real reason to watch this film is for Geraldine Page -- what an actress. She is missed.
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THE STUDIO MAY HAVE CLEANED UP AND SANITIZED THIS FILM LIKE THEY DID WITH ALL OF TENNESSEE'S WORK BUT IT IS STILL A WONDERFUL FILM. PAUL NEWMAN AND ED BEGLEY ARE JUST GREAT AND SHIRLEY KNIGHT AND MADELINE SHERWOOD ARE TOP NOTCH BUT ONCE AGAIN THE DIVINE GERALDINE PAGE COMMANDS THE FILM! WHAT A SPECTACULAR ACTRESS THIS WOMAN WAS!!!
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A Tennessee Williams play. Well directed by Richard Brooks. Excellent acting by outstanding performers Paul Newman, Geraldine Page (nominated for a best actress Oscar), Rip Torn, Shirley Knight (nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar) and of course the incomparable Ed Begley who won the best supporting actor Oscar.. That's 1 best supporting actor oscar plus nominations for both best actress and best supporting actress. If not considered a classic film it definitely is a must see for any film buff.
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