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Tea and Sympathy (1956)

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122 min | Drama

Tom Lee is a sensitive boy of 17 whose lack of interest in the "manly" pursuits of sports, mountain climbing and girls labels him "sister-boy" at the college he is attending. Head master Bill Reynold's wife Laura sees Tom's suffering at ...See moreTom Lee is a sensitive boy of 17 whose lack of interest in the "manly" pursuits of sports, mountain climbing and girls labels him "sister-boy" at the college he is attending. Head master Bill Reynold's wife Laura sees Tom's suffering at the hands of his school mates (and her husband), and tries to help him find himself. Written by Ron Kerrigan See less
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Robert Anderson (screenplay) (based on the play by)
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Sep 27, 1956 (United States)

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Deborah Kerr
Laura Reynolds Laura Reynolds   See fewer
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John Kerr
Tom Robinson Lee Tom Robinson Lee   See fewer
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Leif Erickson
Bill Reynolds Bill Reynolds   See fewer
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Edward Andrews
Herb Lee Herb Lee   See fewer
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Norma Crane
Ellie Martin Ellie Martin   See fewer
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Dean Jones
Ollie Ollie   See fewer
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Jacqueline deWit
Lilly Sears Lilly Sears   See fewer
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Bob Alexander
Bob (uncredited) Bob (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Bryar
Alex (uncredited) Alex (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Courtney
Boy in Soda Fountain (uncredited) Boy in Soda Fountain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Parker Eggleston
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Virginia Eiler
Alumna (uncredited) Alumna (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Ellis
Second Boy (uncredited) Second Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Del Erickson
Ferdie (uncredited) Ferdie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ron Gans
Dick (uncredited) Dick (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
Burly Man (uncredited) Burly Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Harvey Jr.
First Boy (uncredited) First Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Alan Hokanson
Mary Williams (uncredited) Mary Williams (uncredited)   See fewer
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Byron Kane
Tennis Umpire (uncredited) Tennis Umpire (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
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Peter Leeds
Headmaster at Bonfire (uncredited) Headmaster at Bonfire (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom McKee
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Madge Meredith
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Gene Merlino
Tom Robinson Lee (singing voice) (uncredited) Tom Robinson Lee (singing voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
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Peter Miller
Pete (uncredited) Pete (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Monroe
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Norman Ollestad
New Young Boy (uncredited) New Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Reed
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Robert Santon
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Bert Stevens
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Dale Van Sickel
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Chuck Webster
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Wilson Wood
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7.3 / 10 | 1,946 votes