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Movies: Paul Newman, Geraldine Page to Star in “Sweet Bird of Youth”

Oct. 26, 1961 - A movie version of the Tennessee Williams play “Sweet Bird of Youth” was completed recently at the MGM studio. It stars Paul Newman as the drifter Chance Wayne and Geraldine Page as faded movie star Alexandra Del Lago. The film was adapted and directed by Richard Brooks. Mr. Williams has made significant changes to the play since the original Broadway production of 1959. The film version is said to be sanitized, with less overt sexual references. The character played by Mr. Newman has been made more agreeable, and a happier ending has been added.


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