• I Never Sang for My Father (1970)

I Never Sang for My Father

Release Date: 1970

PG |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Gene Garrison (Gene Hackman) is a successful college professor, who has a rocky relationship with his dad, Tom (Melvyn Douglas). He believes that his father has never truly accepted him and worries about how his plans to move to California and marry his girlfriend may affect his relationship with his father. His mother (Dorothy Stickney) encourages Gene to move on despite how Tom may feel. But when his mother dies, Gene worries that his marriage and move might depress his father even more.

Cast: Melvyn Douglas, Gene Hackman, Dorothy Stickney, Estelle Parsons, Elizabeth Hubbard, Lovelady Powell, Daniel Keyes, Conrad Bain

Director: Gilbert Cates

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Emotional, Sister, New York City, Family, 1970s, Son, Mother, Love, Moving, Marriage, Father, Growing up


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)