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The Member of the Wedding (1952) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by Stanley Kramer, Edna Anhalt and Edward Anhalt.

Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

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Best ActressJulie HarrisNominated
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The Member of the Wedding (1952)

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As Method acting rose to prominence, cinema took notice and started gobbling up stage-plays, giving Method actors a playground for their finest work as well as retaining a print of the play for posterity. The early-1950s saw a litany of stage-esque stories, all of which start melding together with t... Read full article


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John Henry: Mean old bossy Frankie!
Berenice Sadie Brown: Just what is she doing that's so mean? Just trying to get some rest.


Berenice Sadie Brown: [Frankie threatens her with a knife] Lay it down, Satan!
Frances 'Frankie' Addams: [throws the knife into the kitchen door] I'm the world's greatest knife thrower.


John Henry: Berenice, which eye's your mind's eye?
Berenice Sadie Brown: Don't yank my head back like that, Candy. Frankie and I aren't going to go flying through the ceiling.


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Julie Harris was 27, when she played 12 year-old Frankie Addams.
The original Broadway production of "The Member of the Wedding" opened at the Empire Theater January 5, 1950 and ran for 501 performances.
The original Broadway production of "The Member of the Wedding," by Carson McCullers opened on January 5, 1950 at the Empire Theater (New York) and ran for 501 performances.
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