DVD Sweet Bird of Youth [DVD] [1992] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 46768),
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Sweet Bird of Youth [DVD] [1992] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

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  • Paul Newman and Geraldine Page re-created their Broadway roles in Tennessee Williams's SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH for this stylish film adaptation. Newman stars as Chance Wayne, a Hollywood gigolo determined to become a star, who teams up with Alexandra Del Lago (Geraldine Page), a washed-up Hollywood actress, on his way back to his small-town home. The town clamors at the reappearance of the charismatic Chance, who claims to have found fame and fortune in Hollywood, while the mysterious Alexandra lies in a drunken stupor in their hotel room. Alexandra convinces Chance she can make him a star, so he protects her reputation while rediscovering his love for his hometown sweetheart, Heavenly (Shirley Knight), whose heart he broke when he disappeared to find fame. Chance's attempts to reignite his passion for the naive Heavenly deeply angers her vengeful father, the cruel town "boss" (Ed Begley) who will stop at nothing to see his daughter's lost innocence avenged. Williams's hard-hitting themes of betrayal, mob violence, and deceit are fully examined in this fine adaptation. Geraldine Page ignites the screen as she seductively manipulates Chance and languishes alone in her prisonlike hotel room, terrified of losing her star status.

    Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor 1962 Ed Begley Oscar-winning supporting actor, THE GREAT GATSBY/12 ANGRY ME

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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 65731

  • Credits
    Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley, Edward Begley, Rip Torn, Elmore Rual Torn, Mildred Dunnock, Madeleine Sherwood, Madeleine Thornton-Sherwood, Philip Abbott, Corey Allen, Alan Cohen
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A top-notch adaptation....Newman gives another gritty performance....Both Newman and Page played these roles on Broadway and their chemistry is astonishing..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Paul Newman stars as Chance Wayne, who aims to get what and who he wants, and he doesn't intend to let anyone stop him....The soundtrack does sound good."
    Widescreen Review

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