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Tea and Sympathy (1956) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

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Tea and Sympathy (1956)

By Beatrice on Apr 6, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Tea and Sympathy Directed by Vicente Minnelli Written by Robert Anderson based on the play by Robert Anderson 1956/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing/YouTube rental Laura Reynolds: Who isn’t? This holds up remarkably well for a film that has dated in so many ways. Bill Reynolds (Leif Er... Read full article


Minnelli’s forgotten masterpiece: Tea and Sympathy

By Rachel T on Mar 3, 2013 From Sunset Blvd

Over the years, Tea and Sympathy (and the memory of its original Broadway production) seem to have fallen from the dizzying heights of groundbreaking success to a benchmark for campy?classicism. Well, maybe that’s not?quite?true, but the fact remains that this film is not nearly as well regard... Read full article


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Tom Lee: I'm always falling in love with the wrong people.
Laura Reynolds: Who isn't?


Laura Reynolds: Manliness is not all swagger and mountain climbing. It's also tenderness.


Laura Reynolds: Years from now when you talk about this - and you will - be kind.


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This film was adapted from a Broadway play that originally starred Deborah Kerr, John Kerr and Leif Erickson, who recreate their stage roles in this film. Also in the Broadway cast in supporting roles were Alan Sues (who later appeared on TV's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In) and Dick York (the first actor who played Darrin on TV's Bewitched starring Elizabeth Montgomery). Joan Fontaine and Anthony Perkins also later appeared in the stage version of "Tea and Sympathy" as cast replacements during its long run. The stage production opened on Sept. 30, 1953 at the Ethel Barrymoore Theatre and ran for 712 performances.
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