Studs Lonigan


2h 1979

Brief Synopsis

The television adaptation drawn from James T. Farrell's once-banned-for-being-oh-so-racy '30s trilogy ("Young Lonigan," "The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan" and "Judgment Day") about the struggles and growing pangs of a self-destructive Depression-era Chicago youth introduced to TV viewers the rough

Film Details

Release Date
1979
Production Company
Lorimar Productions; NBC Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

The television adaptation drawn from James T. Farrell's once-banned-for-being-oh-so-racy '30s trilogy ("Young Lonigan," "The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan" and "Judgment Day") about the struggles and growing pangs of a self-destructive Depression-era Chicago youth introduced to TV viewers the rough-hewn Harry Hamlin, who not long before had made an auspicious debut in films in "Movie, Movie." Superior in every way to the previous B-movie filming of the Farrell classic in 1960, with another virtual unknown, Christopher Knight, in the lead (Knight remained an unknown), this six-hour version nonetheless failed to catch fire despite Reginald Rose's literate teleplay and the strong performances of veterans like Charles Durning and Colleen Dewhurst as Studs' parents. Emmy Award nominations went to "Studs Lonigan" for Outstanding Art/Set Direction for both Part 1 and Part 3 (it won for the latter).

Film Details

Release Date
1979
Production Company
Lorimar Productions; NBC Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States March 14, 1979

Aired in United States March 21, 1979

Aired in United States March 7, 1979

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