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      The Glass Menagerie

      1973 1h 40m Drama List
      Reviews 65% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Long abandoned by her husband, Amanda Whitfield (Katharine Hepburn) lives in a small St. Louis apartment with her grown children, smothering them both with her attention. Her son, Tom (Sam Waterston), dreams of being a writer, but supports the family with a warehouse job, while her sensitive, crippled daughter, Laura (Joanna Miles), resists her mother's attempts to get her to marry. Tom reluctantly helps his mother by inviting co-worker Jim O'Connor (Michael Moriarty) to dinner to court Laura. Read More Read Less

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      Amber Wilkinson Eye for Film With a play this good, even a pedestrian cast would be hard pushed not to shine, but, the addition of the kind of acting calibre on offer in this superior version results in a truly moving couple of hours. Rated: 5/5 Jun 13, 2008 Full Review Mark Bourne DVDJournal.com Moriarty and Miles took home two Emmys each ... Waterson and Hepburn were also nominated. It's directed with grace and generous long takes by Anthony Harvey, who only slightly 'opens up' the play. The fine original musical score is by John Barry. Apr 8, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Was indeed brilliantly performed by some great talent such as Katharine Hepburn, Sam Waterston and Michael Moriarty. I was born in 1973 when this was produced and I am only now watching it in 2014 at the age of 41 with a more critical eye than ever before, but I can easily say that this is a timeless work of art. This kind of original story writing from Tennessee Williams combined with the direction and acting bringing it to the screen immortalizes it as one of the great works that rightfully earned the numerous Emmy nominations and 2 Emmy wins. In short, it holds up really well and will continue to do so. It was interesting to see Moriarty and Waterston so young in their careers, as I recognized them both from the 90s Law and Order TV show. Moriarty started on the show as the DA and then Waterston took over in that same position. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member An exquisite production of the play. To me, Tom will always be Sam Waterston. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Kudos to Hepburn for her outstanding performance in this fabulous adaptation for TV of Williams' play, as she finds the perfect tone for her character at just one step back from being annoying, while Miles and Moriarty shine in their wonderful long scene together. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member 4 Emmy's, The Glass Menagerie was Katharine Hepburn's first appearance on television. Drama with few equals, this is not a film for action orientated, bullets blazing or even numerous scene changes. It all takes place in a tiny apartment set in Depression Era, St. Louis, Missouri. [img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQeOMWW4KQswNxqDz3W-brwGtMt0_CgTDiOUIjkU-RgW0Bsu0vkUg[/img] Tennessee Williams, author At the 26th Emmy Awards: Win for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama - Michael Moriarty Win for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama - Joanna Miles Win for Supporting Actor of the Year - Michael Moriarty Win for Supporting Actress of the Year - Joanna Miles Nomination for Best Actress in a Drama - Katharine Hepburn Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama - Sam Waterston [img]http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/9EC0TivW7Xg/mqdefault.jpg[/img] The mother of two who hovers over them telling them what to do, what to wear, what to think. It is insufferable and the near adult offspring, at least for the boy, revolts. The girl is a handicapped one who hasn't much of a life at all except for her treasured glass figurine collection ie the Glass Menagerie and her music records left from her deceased father's collection. [img]https://bu.digication.com/files/M97c67d80b04a3aa1b1a4cab1987dcd48.jpg[/img] SEE the entire, rapturous film, the one script that made Tennessee Williams famous: SEE it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3TrLczE9Oo The Glass Menagerie was Katharine Hepburn's first appearance on television. [img]http://pixhost.me/avaxhome/70/da/001cda70_medium.jpeg[/img] NOTES: Previously filmed in 1950, Tennessee Williams' 1944 Broadway hit The Glass Menagerie was remade for television in 1973. The Glass Menagerie was one of the major television events of 1973, commanding high ratings. It received four Primetime Emmy Awards. [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-M6NSwA5hn_I/T4iJsPk0hCI/AAAAAAAAABw/DcvXxCfIZgU/s1600/51730FPZNWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/img] CAST Katharine Hepburn as Amanda Wingfield, the ex-Southern belle who has been abandoned by her husband and longs for the kind of Old South gentility and comforts which she remembers from her youth for her children. Sam Waterston as Tom Wingfield, Amanda's son who works in a warehouse but aspires to be a writer. He feels both obligated toward yet burdened by his family. [img]http://pixhost.me/avaxhome/6e/da/001cda6e_medium.jpeg[/img] Sam Waterston, much younger in 1973 Joanna Miles as Laura Wingfield, Amanda's shy and extra-sensitive daughter. Michael Moriarty as Jim O'Connor, a workmate of Tom's who is invited to the Wingfields' house for dinner with the intent of being Laura's first gentleman caller. [img]http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/k3TrLczE9Oo/hqdefault.jpg[/img] The mother, Hepburn, strives to get her shy daughter wed Directed by Anthony Harvey Produced by Cecil F. Ford David Susskind Written by Tennessee Williams (play) Music by John Barry Cinematography Billy Williams Editing by John Bloom Distributed by American Broadcasting Company Release dates 16 December 1973 Running time 100 mins Country USA Language English Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Hard to believe a cast like this could be put together for a tv movie....surprised this wasnt made for the theatre. Of course since this was a play its all about the dialogue so if you arent up for that you wouldnt like the movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member An odd play but well performed with some strong performances by Hepburn and Miles. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Long abandoned by her husband, Amanda Whitfield (Katharine Hepburn) lives in a small St. Louis apartment with her grown children, smothering them both with her attention. Her son, Tom (Sam Waterston), dreams of being a writer, but supports the family with a warehouse job, while her sensitive, crippled daughter, Laura (Joanna Miles), resists her mother's attempts to get her to marry. Tom reluctantly helps his mother by inviting co-worker Jim O'Connor (Michael Moriarty) to dinner to court Laura.
      Director
      Anthony Harvey
      Producer
      David Susskind
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 18, 2003
      Runtime
      1h 40m