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Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie (Broadway Theatre Archive)
Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie
Broadway Theatre Archive
Actors: Katharine Hepburn, Sam Waterston, Joanna Miles, Michael Moriarty
Director: Anthony Harvey
Genres: Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2003     1hr 40min

Drama of a strong willed woman who attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life of her reclusive daughter, and how the daughter finds a way out.

     
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Actors: Katharine Hepburn, Sam Waterston, Joanna Miles, Michael Moriarty
Director: Anthony Harvey
Creators: Billy Williams, John Bloom, Cecil F. Ford, David Susskind, Tennessee Williams
Genres: Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Family Life, Television, Broadway Theatre Archive
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 02/11/2003
Original Release Date: 12/16/1973
Theatrical Release Date: 12/16/1973
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A must have for Tennessee Williams fans
Mark D. R. Stern | Dallas, TX United States | 02/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

""The Glass Menagerie" was Tennessee Williams first successful play. The classic film made in 1950, Tennessee Williams hated. They had butchered his play and wrote a new happy ending to please the theater audiences. This filmed Broadway production is an excellent performance true to Tennessee Williams' original play as he wrote it. There is also a 1987 film adaptation of the play starring JoAnn Woodward and John Malchovich, which is true to the play.
In interviews and his memoirs, Tennesee Williams denied that the play was autobiographical. But every detail of the play is true to his younger life in St. Louis (with the blatant absence of his brother, Dakin).
This is one of Tennessee Williams' best."