Sweet Bird of Youth (film)

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Sweet Bird of Youth
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original movie poster
Directed by Richard Brooks
Produced by Pandro S. Berman
Written by Richard Brooks
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Cinematography Milton R. Krasner
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates March 21, 1962
Running time 120 minutes
Country  United States
Language English

Sweet Bird of Youth is a 1962 film starring Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Madeleine Sherwood, Ed Begley, Rip Torn and Mildred Dunnock. Based on the play by Tennessee Williams, it focusses on the relationship between a drifter and a faded movie star. The film was adapted and directed by Richard Brooks.[1][2][3]

It won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Ed Begley), and was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Geraldine Page) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Shirley Knight).



According to MGM records, the film lost $627,000.[4]


  1. ^ Variety film review; February 28, 1962, page 6.
  2. ^ Harrison's Reports film review; March 10, 1962, page 34.
  3. ^ OCLC 317647354
  4. ^ The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

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