The Glass Menagerie
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The Glass Menagerie
Previously filmed in 1950, Tennessee Williams' 1944 Broadway hit The Glass Menagerie was remade for television in 1973. Katharine Hepburn is top-billed as Amanda Wingfield, a faded southern belle who lives on her memories in a Depression-era St. Louis tenement. Sam Waterston narrates the story as Amanda's idealistic son Tom, who'd give anything to escape his mother's fantasy world. Tom's withdrawn, clubfooted sister Laura, who maintains the glass menagerie of the title, is portrayed by Joanna Miles, while Michael Moriarity plays the Gentleman Caller, whose presence disrupts… More

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"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."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"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."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
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