The Subject Was Roses Poster

Release Date: 1968

DVD Release Date: October 6th, 2009

G|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Timmy Cleary (Martin Sheen), who was once considered timid, returns from duty in World War II with newfound confidence. Soon, he realizes that his parents, John (Jack Albertson) and Nettie (Patricia Neal), have long been feigning happiness for the benefit of their son. John is a heavy drinker guilty of numerous infidelities, while Nettie has deeply resented her husband and coddled Timmy for years. When Timmy tries to resolve his parents' issues for them, emotional chaos ensues.

Cast: Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson, Martin Sheen, Don Saxon, Elaine Williams, Grant Gordon

Director: Ulu Grosbard

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Sacrifice, 1940s, Son, Rivalry, Father, Mother, Temptation


Nominated Actress
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role