Last Summer Overview:

Last Summer (1969) was a Drama Film directed by Frank Perry and produced by Frank Perry, Sidney Beckerman and Alfred W. Crown.

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressCatherine BurnsNominated
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Suddenly, Last Summer (1959): A Venus Flytrap of a Film

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 28, 2021 From 4 Star Films

For some Suddenly, Last Summer plays like the Holy Grail of Classic Hollywood cult films. It’s a bit like seeing those old Warner Bros. Studio clips of famed actors muffing their lines and then proceeding to blurt out obscenities. It breaks all illusions for those who have a certain perception... Read full article


Suddenly, Last Summer: The 2021 Classic Movie Book Challenge

By shadowsandsatin on Sep 15, 2021 From Shadows and Satin

As a wise man once said, ?Better late than really, really late.? Or words to that effect. For seven consecutive years, beginning in 2013, I was a participant in the Summer Classic Movie Book Challenge, the brainchild of Raquel Stecher over at Out of the Past. To join the event, you read six classic ... Read full article


Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

By Beatrice on Oct 18, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Suddenly, Last Summer Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Written by Gore Vidal and Tennessee Williams from a play by Williams 1959/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation/Horizon Pictures/Academy Pictures Corporation/Camp Films First viewing/Netflix rental I don’t know how or why I avoided this f... Read full article


SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER ( 1959 )

By Crystal Kalyana on Aug 9, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

KATHARINE HEPBURN MONTH SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER ( 1959 ) Tennessee Williams is perhaps the worlds most legendary playwright from the 20th century, and ranks among other renowned names such as Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller. During the annals of his career, he has published an array of dramatic ... Read full article


Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

By Lindsey on Apr 19, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

(via mylawyerwillcallyourlawyer.blogspot) The top-notch cast of Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn make up the mysterious drama Suddenly, Last Summer. A wealthy widow, Violet Venable (Hepburn) calls on a young surgeon from Chicago (Clift) to perform a lobotomy on her niece Cath... Read full article


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Ralph Waite played father to _Richard Thomas (I)_ in this movie, then went on to play his father again in _"The Waltons" (1971)_.
Sondra Locke was offered the role of Sandy, but turned it down.
A subplot involving a wounded seagull affected Barbara Hershey sufficiently for her to change her surname to Seagull for a couple of years.
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