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


Chance Wayne: This is pretty high-class pot. Where'd you get it?
Alexandra Del Lago: You beautiful, stupid young man. That is not pot. It's hashish, Moroccan, and the finest.


Chance Wayne: Well, some more oxygen?
Alexandra Del Lago: No. No, I must look hideous in it.
Chance Wayne: Oh, no, honey. You just look exotic. Yeah. Like a princess from Mars or a... big magnified insect.


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In the original play, Chance does not end up with Heavenly. He is beaten and castrated (offstage) by Boss Finley's thugs. The ending was changed for the movie because the original ending would never have been allowed by the 1960's censors.
Longtime MGM hair stylist Sydney Guilaroff appears uncredited attending to the hair of Geraldine Page. He was extremely well respected, serving as chief hair stylist at MGM from 1934 until the late 1970s. Although he did not receive onscreen credit, he designed Judy Garland's hair styles for The Wizard of Oz and made Lucille Ball's hair red for Du Barry Was a Lady, the color she kept it for the rest of her life.
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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