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Trilogy (1969)

"Miriam": Miss Miller has spent her life as a governess for children in some of the most fashionable homes in New York. She is shocked one day to learn that one of her "babies" is expecting... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Perry

Writers:

Truman Capote (screenplay), Truman Capote (stories) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Geraldine Page ... Woman (segment "A Christmas Memory")
Donnie Melvin Donnie Melvin ... Buddy (segment "A Christmas Memory")
Lavinia Cassels Lavinia Cassels ... Aunts (segment "A Christmas Memory")
Christine Marler Christine Marler ... Aunts (segment "A Christmas Memory")
Josip Elic ... HaHa (segment "A Christmas Memory")
Lynn Forman Lynn Forman ... Woman in Car (segment "A Christmas Memory")
Win Forman Win Forman ... Storekeeper (segment "A Christmas Memory")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beverly Ballard Beverly Ballard ... Nina (segment "Miriam")
Martin Balsam ... Ivor Belli (segment "Among the Paths to Eden")
Truman Capote ... Narrated by (segment "A Christmas Memory") (voice) (as Mr. Capote)
Jane Connell Jane Connell ... Mrs. Connolly (segment "Miriam")
Susan Dunfee ... Miriam (segment "Miriam")
Phyllis Eldridge Phyllis Eldridge ... Woman in Automat (segment "Miriam")
Niki Flacks Niki Flacks ... Clerk in Shop
Carol Gustafson Carol Gustafson ... Miss Lake (segment "Miriam")
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Storyline

"Miriam": Miss Miller has spent her life as a governess for children in some of the most fashionable homes in New York. She is shocked one day to learn that one of her "babies" is expecting a baby of her own and rejects Miss Miller's offer to be the nurse for the forthcoming child. That night, Miss Miller meets Miriam, a strange young girl who resembles Miss Miller when she was a child. Miriam, critical of everything Miss Miller has or does, constantly taunts her about a loveless existence, leading to a violent confrontation and chilling denouement. "Among The Paths To Eden": Mary O'Meaghan, a spinster, strikes up a conversation in a Queens, New York cemetery with a widower who is putting flowers on his deceased wife's grave. After establishing a modest rapport, Mary reveals to the bemused man that she had come to the graveyard specifically looking for a lonely widower, inasmuch as a friend of hers had found two husbands in a cemetery. "A Christmas Memory": As Christmastime approaches... Written by Richard <ccbaxter@webtv.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Truman Capote's Trilogy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Francis Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Geraldine Page by choice wore no make-up. See more »

Goofs

Although set during the Depression, a Dr Pepper sign is painted across the front of a general store. The product was spelled Dr. Pepper (with a period) until the 1950's redesign. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: This is our last Christmas together. Life separates us. Those Who Know Best decide that I belong in a military school. And so follows a miserable succession of bugle-blowing prisons, grim reveille-ridden summer camps. I have a new home, too. But it doesn't count. Home is where my friend is, and there I never go. And there she remains, puttering around the kitchen. Alone with Queenie. Then alone.
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Alternate Versions

Originally airing on ABC-Television as three separate 52-minute specials, "A Christmas Memory" remained unedited for this release, but "Miriam" and "Among The Paths To Eden" were each trimmed to approximately 25 minutes for a total theatrical running time of 110 minutes. See more »

Connections

Edited from ABC Stage 67: A Christmas Memory (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

For My Sake
Music by Meyer Kupferman
Lyrics by Eleanor Perry
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An outstanding holiday story of the heart
5 July 2002 | by ktbarton3See all my reviews

There is little I can add to the already wonderful comments, except to point out to individuals that there is another Geraldine Page portrayal of "Sook". The little known Thanksgiving Visitor, lies forgotten in ABC's film vault. This film, producted in 1967, was just as carefully produced & narrated by Truman Capote, as the previous year's "A Christmas Memory"(1966). I certainly wish public awareness & demand could convince ABC to commit both of these to DVD/Video.What great holiday viewing fare would both of these be!!


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