The Glass Menagerie (1950) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Glass Menagerie (1950)





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In this film, adapted from the play by Tennessee Williams, Tom is a poetic idealist trapped in a dead-end job. Tom lives with his mother Amanda, a faded Southern belle, and with his shy, crippled sister Laura. However, Laura is brought out of her shell by one of Tom's co-workers.


Jane Wyman
as Laura Wingfield
Kirk Douglas
as Gentleman Caller
Gertrude Lawrence
as Amanda Wingfield
Arthur Kennedy
as Tom Wingfield
John Compton
as Young Man
Gertrude Graner
as Woman Instructor
Sarah Edwards
as Mrs. Miller
Louise Lorimer
as Miss Porter
Sean McClory
as Richard
James Horn
as Caller
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Critic Reviews for The Glass Menagerie

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The Glass Menagerie has a lot going for it, even if director Irving Rapper (Now, Voyager) misses several opportunities to take the characters deeper.

January 5, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The first film to be made out of Tennessee Williams play is one oe the weakest; it's still theater and Gertrude Lawrence is miscast in the lead.

March 16, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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