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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

120 min - Drama, Romance - 31 August 1962
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Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter of the local politician Tom 'Boss' Finley, who more or less forced him to leave his daughter and the town many years ago.

Director:  Richard Brooks
Stars:  Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley, Rip Torn, Mildred Dunnock, Madeleine Sherwood, Philip Abbott, Corey Allen, Roy Glenn, Bess Flowers, Barry Cahill, Dub Taylor, James Douglas, Barry Atwater, Charles Arnt, Dorothy Konrad, James Chandler, Mike Steen, Kelly Thordsen

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Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter of the local politician Tom 'Boss' Finley, who more or less forced him to leave his daughter and the town many years ago.



Tagline: He used love like most men use money.

Genres: Drama, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  31 August 1962

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Roxbury Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 00 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Ed Begley {“Tom ‘Boss’ Finley”} – WON
ACTRESS — Geraldine Page {“Alexandra Del Lago”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Shirley Knight {“Heavenly Finley”}


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