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Tea and Sympathy (1956)

09/27/1956 (US) Drama 2h 2m

Where does a woman's sympathy leave off -- and her indiscretion begin?


Tom Lee is more interested in the arts than in sports, something that sits uneasily with both his father and his classmates. Tom's school housemaster Bill Reynolds even gives him a hard time for his "effeminate" interests. However, Bill's wife Laura sympathizes with Tom and tries to help him with her own overtures.

  1. Vincente Minnelli


  2. Robert Anderson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Deborah Kerr

    Deborah Kerr

    Laura Reynolds

  2. John Kerr

    John Kerr

    Tom Robinson Lee

  3. Leif Erickson

    Leif Erickson

    Bill Reynolds

  4. Edward Andrews

    Edward Andrews

    Herb Lee

  5. Darryl Hickman

    Darryl Hickman


  6. Norma Crane

    Norma Crane

    Ellie Martin

  7. Dean Jones

    Dean Jones


  8. Jacqueline deWit

    Jacqueline deWit

    Lilly Sears

  9. Mary Alan Hokanson

    Mary Williams

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