A Delicate Balance

Overview

A Delicate Balance is the 1973 film adaptation of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Katharine Hepburn and Paul Scofield play an old married couple, Agnes and Tobias, who much prefer to be alone. Each time someone visits them, their "delicate balance" is threatened. The first intruder is Agnes' inebriated sister, Claire Kate Reid. The next is their much-divorced daughter, Julia Lee Remick. The limit is reached when well-meaning friends Harry Joseph Cotten and Edna Betsy Blair show up unexpectedly and ...
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Overview

A Delicate Balance is the 1973 film adaptation of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Katharine Hepburn and Paul Scofield play an old married couple, Agnes and Tobias, who much prefer to be alone. Each time someone visits them, their "delicate balance" is threatened. The first intruder is Agnes' inebriated sister, Claire Kate Reid. The next is their much-divorced daughter, Julia Lee Remick. The limit is reached when well-meaning friends Harry Joseph Cotten and Edna Betsy Blair show up unexpectedly and threaten to stay forever. In keeping with the austerity of the other American Film Theatre presentations, director Tony Richardson eschews his usual cinematographic pyrotechnics here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2003
  • UPC: 738329043339
  • Original Release: 1973
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  • Source: Kino Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Waterston
Katharine Hepburn Agnes
Paul Scofield Tobias
Lee Remick Julia
Kate Reid Claire
Joseph Cotten Harry
Betsy Blair Edna
Technical Credits
Tony Richardson Director
Edward Albee Screenwriter
David Brockhurst Art Director
Margaret Furse Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrew Grieve Asst. Director
Neil Hartley Producer
Ely Landau Producer
John Victor Smith Editor
David Watkin Cinematographer
Henry T. Weinstein Producer
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