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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)

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


Alexandra Del Lago: Did we spend the night together?
Chance Wayne: Oy, yes, ma'am. But I did not molest you.


Chance Wayne: Oh, man. Don't you know only squares drink gin martinis with olives?


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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.
Adapted from a Broadway play by Tennessee Williams that opened on Mar. 10, 1959 at the Martin Beck Theatre and ran for 375 performances. Elia Kazan directed, and Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Madeleine Sherwood and Rip Torn recreated their roles from the play.
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.
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