Sweet Bird of Youth

"Good"

Sweet Bird of Youth Review


Tennessee Williams is up to his usual tricks in Sweet Bird of Youth, a nasty little film about an aspiring (yet hopeless) actor (Paul Newman), who returns to his home town with a head full of schemes and trouble. But it's Geraldine Page, as a Gloria Swanson-esque has-been actress tagging along with him, who steals the show. (She also got an Oscar nomination, though Ed Begley, as the town politico, won Best Supporting Actor.) The film gets a little bogged down in minutiae and irrelevant side plots, but on the whole it's solid and searing.


Sweet Bird of Youth

Facts and Figures

Run time: 120 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 29th May 1962

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Roxbury Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Fresh: 12 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Pandro S. Berman

Starring: as Chance Wayne, as Alexandra Del Lago, as Tom 'Boss' Finley, as Thomas 'Tom' J. Finley, Jr., as Heavenly Finley, as tante Nonnie, Madeleine Sherwood as Miss Lucy, Philip Abbott as le docteur George Scudder, as Scotty, as Charles, Bess Flowers as Spectator at political rally

Also starring:


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