The Member of the Wedding
The Member of the Wedding (1952)

25-year-old Julie Harris convincingly recreates her Broadway role of 12-year-old tomboy Frankie Addams in the 1952 screen version of Carson McCullers' play. Feeling rejected when her older brother goes off on his honeymoon without… More

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 2, 2000
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The story is pleasantly enacted and the scenery and skiing are superb.

Full review…
Emanuel Levy

Zinnemann's evocation of painful childhood boasts lyrical dialogue from screipters Edna and Edward Anhalt, who altered very little of Carson McCuller's terrif book, first adapted to the stage in 1950.

Full review…
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Dull and droopy -- a stage transplant that didn't take.

Full review…
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Wonderful, moving play-based film featuring great Ethel Waters performance.

TV Guide's Movie Guide

An overly static adaptation of Carson McCullers' 1950 Broadway hit about the end of adolescence, saved by the playwright's dialogue.

Full review…
Brandon Judell

Classic performances.

More reviews for The Member of the Wedding

Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Some good acting by Ethel Waters in this slice of life and coming of age drama. The usually superior Julie Harris is shrill and annoying trying to be convincing… More
John Ballantine
The actors make the most of a rather plodding story. It is surprising that this film received all the honours that it did. It was behind its time.