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A Delicate Balance is the 1973 film adaptation of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Katharine Hepburn and Paul Scofield play an old married couple, Agnes and Tobias, who much prefer to be alone. Each time someone visits them, their "delicate balance" is threatened. The first intruder is Agnes' inebriated sister, Claire (Kate Reid). The next is their much-divorced daughter, Julia (Lee Remick). The limit is reached when well-meaning friends Harry (Joseph Cotten) and Edna (Betsy Blair) show up unexpectedly and threaten to stay forever. In keeping with the austerity of the other American Film Theatre presentations, director Tony Richardson eschews his usual cinematographic pyrotechnics here. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

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Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kate Reid Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1973 Nominee

Crew

Tony Richardson
Director
Henry T. Weinstein
Producer
Neil Hartley
Producer
Ely Landau
Producer
Edward Albee
Play Author
Edward Albee
Screenwriter
David Watkin
Cinematographer
David Brockhurst
Art Director
Margaret Furse
Costume Designer
Andrew Grieve
First Assistant Director
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