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The Subject Was Roses (1968) was a Drama Film directed by Ulu Grosbard and produced by Edgar Lansbury and Kenneth Utt.

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorJack AlbertsonWon
Best ActressPatricia NealNominated
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John Cleary: Mercy, mercy, said old Mrs. Percy.


John Cleary: Bless us and save us, said Mrs. O'Davis.


John Cleary: Joy, joy, said Mrs. Malloy.


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Martin Sheen was nominated for the 1965 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama for "The Subject was Roses" and recreated his role in this filmed production.
Martin Sheen and Jack Albertson reprised their roles (Timothy Cleary and John Cleary) in this film after previously playing the characters in the stage version on Broadway.
The original Broadway production of "The Subject was Roses" by Frank D. Gilroy opened at the Royale Theater (and four other theaters) in New York on May 25, 1964, ran for 832 performances and won the 1965 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play.
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