The Glass Menagerie
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The Glass Menagerie
Adapted from the play by Tennessee Williams, Glass Menagerie centers around four unhappy people living in a rundown section of St. Louis. Tom, the story's narrator (Arthur Kennedy) is a poetic idealist trapped in a dead-end job, drowning his sorrows in booze. Tom lives with his mother Amanda (Gertrude Lawrence), a faded Southern belle who lives in the past, and with his crippled older sister Laura (Jane Wyman), an intensely shy woman who escapes from reality by keeping a "glass menagerie" of small animal figures. Laura is brought out of her shell by the Gentleman Caller (Kirk… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Glass Menagerie has a lot going for it, even if director Irving Rapper (Now, Voyager) misses several opportunities to take the characters deeper."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"The first film to be made out of Tennessee Williams play is one oe the weakest; it's still theater and Gertrude Lawrence is miscast in the lead."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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