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The Glass Menagerie Details

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Paul Newman directed this moving adaptation of Tennessee Williams' classic play The Glass Menagerie. Joanne Woodward stars as aging Southern belle Amanda Wingfield, whose domineering parenting has driven her shy, timid daughter Laura (Karen Allen) inward and has made her adventure-hungry son Tom (John Malkovich) miserable. Newman hasn't tried to open the original stage play up at all, preferring to keep all of the action within the Wingfield apartment. The cast performed the play in a Broadway revival prior to the filming. James Naughton appears as Laura's gentleman caller. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:October 23, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Karen Allen Best Supporting Actress 1987 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Joanne Woodward Best Actress 1987 Nominee

Cast

Joanne Woodward
as Amanda Wingfield
John Malkovich
as Tom Wingfield
Karen Allen
as Laura Wingfield
James Naughton
as Gentleman caller

Crew

Paul Newman
Director
Burtt Harris
Producer
Joseph M. Caracciolo, Jr.
Producer
Tennessee Williams
Play Author
Michael Ballhaus
Cinematographer
Henry Mancini
Composer (Music Score)
David Ray
Editor
Tony Walton
Production Designer
John Kasarda
Production Designer
John Kasarda
Art Director
Joseph M. Caracciolo, Jr.
Associate Producer
Susan Bode-Tyson
Set Designer
Tony Walton
Costume Designer
Burtt Harris
First Assistant Director
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