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Stevie is not a he but a she--famed British poet Stevie Smith. As portrayed by Glenda Jackson, Stevie escapes her dull middle-class existence through her poetry. Though she takes many a spiritual flight of fancy, she never truly leaves the small apartment wherein all the action of the film takes place. The rest of the cast--all three of them--consists of Mona Washbourne as Stevie's aunt, Alec McCowan as her boyfriend Freddie, and Trevor Howard as "The Man." Stevie is a literal adaptation of the stage play by Hugh Whitemore; the poetic interpolations are from Stevie Smith's… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A heartbreaking documentary about a ruined life."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"intriguing and entertaining"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Unfortunately, besides the flawless performances I didn't get much else from the film to make it much of a lyrical experience."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"All in all it's a remarkably satisfying portrait of a true English original."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
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