William Inge


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William Inge

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Splendor In The Grass (1961) - Down On My Knees Sudden leap into suggestive, gothic Midwestern weirdness as 1920's Kansas teens Wilma-Dean (Natalie Wood) and Bud (Warren Beatty) arrive at her house then have to dodge her mother, in Elia Kazan's Splendor In The Grass, 1961, from William Inge's screenplay.
Bus Stop (1956) - Ignorant Hillbilly Virgil (Arthur O'Connell) is just arriving at the Blue Dragon, as Cherie (Marilyn Monroe, her first scene) shares her story with waitress friend Vera (Eileen Heckart), in Bus Stop, 1956, Joshua Logan directing, from the William Inge play.
Come Back, Little Sheba (1953) - Mostly Disappointed Men Perhaps the first indication that recovering alcoholic Doc (Burt Lancaster) is losing patience with frumpy wife Lola (Shirley Booth), talking about his AA program when tension is maybe relieved by new boarder Marie (Terry Moore), in Come Back, Little Sheba, from William Inge's first Broadway play.
Come Back, Little Sheba (1953) - The Way You Used To Be The end of the opening scene with housewife Lola (Shirley Booth) and potential boarder Marie (Terry Moore), then the introduction of Burt Lancaster as "Doc," by some standards his first legit acting role, in Come Back, Little Sheba, 1953, directed by Daniel Mann.
Come Back, Little Sheba (1953) - Long Time Between Drinks The first scene away from home, Lola (Shirley Booth) joins Doc (Burt Lancaster) marking his first anniversary at what is, in AA parlance, an open meeting, guests allowed, Philip Ober as "Ed," leading the group, in Come Back, Little Sheba, 1953, from the William Inge play.
Bus Stop (1956) - I'm A Chanteuse Bo (Don Murray) has just rescued Cherie (Marilyn Monroe) from the rowdy cowboy audience at the Blue Dragon, sparks now flying between them, in Bus Stop, 1956, from the William Inge play.
Splendor In The Grass (1961) - Gone Too Far Bud (Warren Beatty) drops off Wilma-Dean (Natalie Wood) after a date, whereupon she's interrogated by her eavesdropping mother (Audrey Christie), early in Elia Kazan's Splendor In The Grass, 1961, from William Inge's script.
Splendor In The Grass (1961) - They're Kind Of Dull Kansas, 1927 Stamper family Christmas photo, reckless Ginny (Barbara Loden, who would marry director Elia Kazan), introduces her bootlegger boyfriend to father (Pat Hingle) and brother Bud (Warren Beatty), in Splendor In The Grass, 1961.
Splendor In The Grass (1961) - What The Poet Means Lit teacher (Martine Bartlett) calls upon Wilma-Dean (Natalie Wood), seated behind Juanita (Jan Norris) who's just taken up with her boyfriend, to read a poem, William Wordsworth supplying the movie's title, in Splendor In The Grass, 1961, from William Inge's original screenplay.
Splendor In The Grass (1961) - Two Kinds Of Girls Self-made millionaire Ace Stamper (Pat Hingle) dismisses daughter Ginny (Barbara Loden) before his sexually repressed star athlete son Bud (Warren Beatty) tries to talk about his future, in Elia Kazan's Splendor In The Grass, 1961.
All Fall Down (1962) - We Are Acting With Great Leniency In fictional Key Bonita (really Key West, a hangout of the original author James Leo Herlihy), director John Frankenheimer brings young Clint (Brandon DeWilde), from Cleveland, to jailer Albert Paulsen, who holds his ne’er-do-well brother Berry-Berry (Warren Beatty, his first scene), in All Fall Down, 1962.
All Fall Down (1962) - I Bet He's Picked Up Malaria Home to Cleveland from Florida, Clint (Brandon DeWilde) is reluctant to tell his egalitarian parents Annabel and Ralph (Angela Lansbury, Karl Malden, introduced here) how things are really going for his older brother (Warren Beatty), whom he’s just bailed out, in John Frankenheimer’s All Fall Down, 1962.

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