Sweet Bird of Youth Overview:

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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorEd BegleyWon
Best ActressGeraldine PageNominated
Best Supporting ActressShirley KnightNominated
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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962): Paul Newman and Geraldine Page

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 23, 2021 From 4 Star Films

“I like you. You’re a nice monster.” – Chance Wayne “Well, I was born a monster.” – Alexandra Del Lago In this interchange between Paul Newman and Geraldine Page, I couldn’t help adding my own connotations. Alexandra Del Lago was born a monster. Chance... Read full article


On Blu-ray: Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), Sweet Bird of Youth (1961), and Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

By KC on Aug 12, 2020 From Classic Movies

I recently had a personal viewing party full of dysfunction thanks to a trio of new Blu-ray releases from Warner Archive. Inside Daisy Clover, Reflections in a Golden Eye, and Sweet Bird of Youth are a messy, but fascinating trio cataloging the many ways being a human can go off the rails. Reflec... Read full article


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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Quotes from

Scotty: Leroy, did you know this is Chance Wayne... the famous Hollywood and Broadway celebrity?
Leroy: Really?
Bud: Sure. All bartenders become movie stars. Right, Chance?
Chance Wayne: Oh, well. What he's trying to say is that I had your job for too long.


Chance Wayne: I like you. You are a nice monster.


Chance Wayne: Princess, just smoke.


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Facts about

Had its premier at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The theater has been restored today and shows historic and retro films.
Was given a pre-rating advisory of restricted by the MPAA, disallowing any persons under the age of 18 from attending. This was pre-rating equivalent of an X (later NC-17) rating. By modern standards the film is so tame, when Shown on Turner Classic Movies, it's rated TV-PG.
Geraldine Page was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award for best actress in a drama and recreated her role in this movie.
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