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Sweet Bird of Youth


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Paul Newman
Geraldine Page Shirley Knight.
An explosive situation develops when a Hollywood gigolo returns to his home town with his latest conquest - a fading, drug-taking film actress. Paul Newman plays Chance Wayne, whose final attempt to impress the folks at home goes sadly awry.
Based on the play by TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
Produced by PANDRO S. HERMAN Written and directed by RICHARD BROOKS
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Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: Geraldine Page
Unknown: Shirley Knight.
Unknown: Paul Newman
Play By: Tennessee Williams
Produced By: Pandro S. Herman
Directed By: Richard Brooks
Chance Wayne: Paul Newman
Alexandra Del Lago: Geraldine Page
Heavenly Finley: Shirley Knight
'Boss' Finley: Ed Begley
Thomas J Finley Jr: Rip Torn
Aunt Nonnie: Mildred Dunnock
Miss Lucy: Madeline Sherwood
Dr George Scudder: Philip Abbott
Scotty: Corey Allen
Bud: Barry Cahill
Dan Hatcher: Dub Taylor
Leroy: James Douglas
Ben Jackson: Barry Atwater
Mayor Henricks: Charles Arnt

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