Sweet Bird of Youth Overview:

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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On Blu-ray: Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), Sweet Bird of Youth (1961), and Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

By KC on Aug 12, 2020 From Classic Movies

I recently had a personal viewing party full of dysfunction thanks to a trio of new Blu-ray releases from Warner Archive. Inside Daisy Clover, Reflections in a Golden Eye, and Sweet Bird of Youth are a messy, but fascinating trio cataloging the many ways being a human can go off the rails. Reflec... Read full article


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: It's okay, Princess.


Chance Wayne: Oh, man. Don't you know only squares drink gin martinis with olives?


Chance Wayne: George, George. You're the only grown man I know that still says "gee" and "golly" and "gosh."
Dr. George Scudder: Well, I'm not as sophisticated as you.


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Rip Torn, as Tom Finley, Jr., was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award for supporting or featured actor in a drama and recreated his role in the movie version. He later played "Boss" Tom Finley, Sr. in a 1989 TV version of _Sweet Bird of Youth_TV_(1989)_, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Mark Harmon.
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.
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.
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