Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth


2h 1989

Brief Synopsis

An adaptation of Tennessee Williams' 1959 play about a fading film star who finds solace through drugs, alcohol and young men. Now involved with a drifter, Chance Wayne, Alexandra Del Lago is unaware he wants to manipulate their relationship for his own ulterior motives. Returning together to the Fl

Film Details

Also Known As
Sweet Bird of Youth
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Production Company
Kushner/Locke Company; Linda Yellen Company; NBC Entertainment
Location
Pasedena, California, USA; Santa Monica, California, USA; Sierra Madre, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

An adaptation of Tennessee Williams' 1959 play about a fading film star who finds solace through drugs, alcohol and young men. Now involved with a drifter, Chance Wayne, Alexandra Del Lago is unaware he wants to manipulate their relationship for his own ulterior motives. Returning together to the Florida hometown Chance fled years before, they must face the people he left behind, including vindictive politician Boss Finley, Miss Lucy, his alcoholic mistress, and Chance's childhood sweetheart.

Film Details

Also Known As
Sweet Bird of Youth
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Production Company
Kushner/Locke Company; Linda Yellen Company; NBC Entertainment
Location
Pasedena, California, USA; Santa Monica, California, USA; Sierra Madre, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States October 1, 1989

Released in United States on Video January 19, 1994

This is director Nicholas Roeg's first television project.

Began shooting May 1989.

Completed shooting June 13, 1989.

Michael Wilding, son of Elizabeth Taylor and the late Michael Wilding, appears as a Hollywood producer.

The 1962 feature film starred Paul Newman and Geraldine Page. Rip Torn played Boss Finlay's son in the film.