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Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth(1962)

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Brief Synopsis

A young gigolo returns to his southern hometown in search of the lost love of his youth.

Cast & Crew

Richard Brooks Director
Paul Newman Chance Wayne
Geraldine Page Alexandra Del Lago
Shirley Knight Heavenly Finley
Ed Begley "Boss" Finley
Rip Torn Thomas J. Finley, Jr.
Mildred Dunnock Aunt Nonnie
Philip Abbott Dr. George Scudder
Corey Allen Scotty

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 21 Mar 1962
Release Date:  1962 Production Date:  [CinemaScope]
none available
Color/B&W:  Color (Metrocolor) Distributions Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., Roxbury Productions
Duration(mins):  120 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Life In The Deep South!

    Raymond Banacki 2015-11-05

    "Sweet Bird Of Youth" examines the desperation of people in the throes of personal crises. It offers substantial opportunites for actors who can... MORE>

  • Ben couln't understand.

    denscul 2014-09-14

    The play was a success. In New York. It bombed at the Box Office though Newman was a leading romantic lead. While not an expert, I think I can guess that... MORE>

  • Sweet Bird of Youth

    Goetan 2013-12-26

    The last good adaptation of Williams' play. Newman is bland, Page won a Golden Globe for her performance, Knight was nominated for an Oscar and Begley... MORE>