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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Pandro S. Berman and Kathryn Hereford.

Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActorEd BegleyWon
Best ActressGeraldine PageNominated
Best Supporting ActressShirley KnightNominated

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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

By Beatrice on Oct 4, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Sweet Bird of Youth Directed by Richard Brooks Written by Richard Brooks from a play by Tennessee Williams 1962/USA Roxbury Productions Inc. First viewing/Netflix rental Chance Wayne: Oh, no, honey. You just look exotic. Yeah. Like a princess from Mars or a… big magnified insect. I’ve... Read full article

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Chance Wayne: Princess, just smoke.

Heavenly Finley: [Parting words to her father] Papa, I'm never comin' into that house again.

Chance Wayne: [Parting words to Alexandra del Lago] Princess, each of us has his own private hell to go to.

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Had its premier at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The theater has been restored today and shows historic and retro films.
The role of Chance Wayne was first offered to Elvis Presley, but Presley's manager, Colonel" Tom Parker , turned it down because he didn't want Elvis to play a bad guy.
Rip Torn, as Tom Finley, Jr., was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award for supporting or featured actor in a drama and recreated his role in the movie version. He later played "Boss" Tom Finley, Sr. in a 1989 TV version of _Sweet Bird of Youth_TV_(1989)_, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Mark Harmon.
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