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 Actor||Ed Begley||Won|
|Best Actress||Geraldine Page||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Shirley Knight||Nominated|
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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