Sweet Bird of Youth

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Overview

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.

  1. Richard Brooks

    Director, Screenplay

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  1. Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Chance Wayne

  2. Geraldine Page

    Geraldine Page

    Alexandra Del Lago

  3. Ed Begley

    Ed Begley

    Tom 'Boss' Finley

  4. Rip Torn

    Rip Torn

    Thomas 'Tom' J. Finley, Jr.

  5. Shirley Knight

    Shirley Knight

    Heavenly Finley

  6. Mildred Dunnock

    Mildred Dunnock

    tante Nonnie

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

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  • August 31, 1962
    Theatrical

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