• Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Sweet Bird of Youth

Release Date: March 21st, 1962

DVD Release Date: May 2nd, 2006

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

After unsuccessfully trying his luck in Hollywood, charming gigolo Chance Wayne (Paul Newman) wanders back to his hometown, accompanied by Alexandra Del Lago (Geraldine Page), a movie star on the wane. Chance quickly falls back into his old rut -- he's still smitten with his former sweetheart, Heavenly Finley (Shirley Knight), but her thuggish brother (Rip Torn) and her crooked politician father (Ed Begley) both hate him. When Alexandra leaves town, Chance is left with little more than trouble.

Cast: Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Ed Begley, Rip Torn, Shirley Knight, Mildred Dunnock, Madeleine Sherwood, Philip Abbott

Director: Richard Brooks

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Roxbury Productions

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Small town, Revenge, Brother, House, Brooding, 1960s, Deception, Fall, Love

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Awards

Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1963)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role