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The Glass Menagerie (1973)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 16 December 1973
Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Harvey

Writers:

Stewart Stern (screenplay), Tennessee Williams (play)
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katharine Hepburn ... Amanda Wingfield
Sam Waterston ... Tom Wingfield
Joanna Miles ... Laura Wingfield
Michael Moriarty ... Jim O'Connor
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Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "gentleman caller" appears, things move to crisis point. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Waterston and Michael Moriarty both went on to play characters in the original Law & Order (1990) TV series. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Wingfield: Then, go to the moon, you selfish dreamer!
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Version of Glasmenageriet (1967) See more »

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The Best Version
7 November 1998 | by tinman-7See all my reviews

This 1973 version is better than the David Naughton/John Malkovich version. Katherine Hepburn does an excellent job playing the mother who is frustrated by the "generation gap". It also shows Michael Moriarty and Sam Waterston very early in their careers, both went on to win many awards. If you are able to get your hands on this version, it will be worth the search.


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