The Subject Was Roses
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Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer-winning "kitchen sink" theatrical piece The Subject Was Roses was given a no-frills film transference in 1968. Martin Sheen and Jack Albertson re-create their stage roles as a returning serviceman and his alcoholic father. Patricia Neal takes over from the play's Irene Dailey as Nettie Cleary, Timmy's (Sheen) overly protective mother, long at odds with husband John (Albertson) over his drinking. Mother and Father try to put on a facade of happiness for the benefit of their son, but soon the three of them are squabbling again, just as if the boy… More
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"Ulu Grosabrd's theatrical film, based on Pulitzer Prize winning play, is an intense family melodrama, well acted by Patricia Neal and Jack Albertson as the feuding parents and Martin Sheen as their Viet vet son."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The "kitchen sink" drama was largely effective because of the superb acting and dialogue."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Fine drama featuring Patricia Neal and Jack Albertson, based on stage play."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
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