I Never Sang for My Father Poster

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


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