Sweet Bird of Youth 1962
Sweet Bird of Youth ★★★ 1962
An acclaimed adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play about Chance Wayne, a handsome drifter who travels with an aging movie queen to his small Florida hometown, hoping she'll get him started in a movie career. However, coming home turns into a big mistake, as the town boss wants revenge on Chance for seducing his daughter, Heavenly. Williams's original stage ending was cleaned up, providing a conventional “happy” movie ending for the censors. Remade for TV in 1989 with Elizabeth Taylor and Mark Harmon in the lead roles. 120m/C VHS, DVD . Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Ed Begley Sr., Mildred Dunnock, Rip Torn, Shirley Knight, Madeline Sherwood, Kelly Thordsen; D: Richard Brooks; W: Richard Brooks; C: Milton Krasner. Oscars ‘62: Support. Actor (Begley); Golden Globes ‘63: Actress—Drama (Page).