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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

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120 min | Drama

Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. While trying to get her help to make a screen test, he...See moreDrifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. While trying to get her help to make a screen test, he also finds the time to meet his former girlfriend Heavenly, the daughter of the local politician Tom 'Boss' Finley, who more or less forced him to leave the town many years ago. Written by Mattias Thuresson See less
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Writers
Tennessee Williams (play "Sweet Bird of Youth") | Richard Brooks (written for the screen by)
Cinematographer
Milton R. Krasner (as Milton Krasner)
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Updated Mar 21, 1962

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Mar 21, 1962 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Paul Newman
Chance Wayne Chance Wayne   See fewer
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Geraldine Page
Alexandra Del Lago Alexandra Del Lago   See fewer
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Shirley Knight
Heavenly Finley Heavenly Finley   See fewer
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Ed Begley
'Boss' Finley 'Boss' Finley   See fewer
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Rip Torn
Thomas J. Finley, Jr. Thomas J. Finley, Jr.   See fewer
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Mildred Dunnock
Aunt Nonnie Aunt Nonnie   See fewer
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Madeleine Sherwood
Miss Lucy Miss Lucy   See fewer
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Philip Abbott
Dr. George Scudder Dr. George Scudder   See fewer
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Corey Allen
Scotty Scotty   See fewer
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Dub Taylor
Dan Hatcher Dan Hatcher   See fewer
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Barry Atwater
Ben Jackson Ben Jackson   See fewer
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Charles Arnt
Mayor Henricks Mayor Henricks   See fewer
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Dorothy Konrad
Mrs. Maribelle Norris Mrs. Maribelle Norris   See fewer
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James Chandler
Professor Brutus Haven Smith Professor Brutus Haven Smith   See fewer
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Mike Steen
Deputy Deputy   See fewer
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Kelly Thordsen
Sheriff Clark Sheriff Clark   See fewer
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Edith Atwater
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited) Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alex Ball
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Audrey Betz
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Bradley
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Burton
Director (uncredited) Director (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Finley Supporter at Rally (uncredited) Finley Supporter at Rally (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Forrest
Bennie Taubman (uncredited) Bennie Taubman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Glenn
Charles (uncredited) Charles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herschel Graham
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sydney Guilaroff
Hairdresser (uncredited) Hairdresser (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Jacobs
Young Politician (uncredited) Young Politician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Freda Jones
Woman at Premier (uncredited) Woman at Premier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emma Palmese
Woman at Political Rally (uncredited) Woman at Political Rally (uncredited)   See fewer
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Regis Parton
Man in Car (uncredited) Man in Car (uncredited)   See fewer
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Davis Roberts
Fly (uncredited) Fly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Samuels
Jackie (uncredited) Jackie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cosmo Sardo
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Sayre
Man at Political Rally (uncredited) Man at Political Rally (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Stevans
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Bert Stevens
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Dale Van Sickel
Dissenter in Car (uncredited) Dissenter in Car (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 6,116 votes