Subject Was Roses

Subject Was Roses

Director: Ulu Grosbard

Cast: Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson, Martin Sheen

     
 

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Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer-winning "kitchen sink" theatrical piece The Subject Was Roses was given a no-frills film transference in 1968. Martin Sheen and Jack Albertson re-create their stage roles as a returning serviceman and his alcoholic father. Patricia Neal takes over from the play's Irene Dailey as Nettie Cleary, Timmy's (Sheen) overly protective mother,…  See more details below

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Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer-winning "kitchen sink" theatrical piece The Subject Was Roses was given a no-frills film transference in 1968. Martin Sheen and Jack Albertson re-create their stage roles as a returning serviceman and his alcoholic father. Patricia Neal takes over from the play's Irene Dailey as Nettie Cleary, Timmy's (Sheen) overly protective mother, long at odds with husband John (Albertson) over his drinking. Mother and Father try to put on a facade of happiness for the benefit of their son, but soon the three of them are squabbling again, just as if the boy had never been away. With the exception of adding a few extraneous characters, the film version of The Subject Was Roses is essentially the same as its 1964 Broadway counterpart. The film helped establish the career of Martin Sheen, launched a whole new dramatic career for Jack Albertson, and represented a triumphant comeback for Patricia Neal, who'd recently recovered from a debilitating stroke.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2009
UPC:
0883316204757
Original Release:
1968
Rating:
G
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:48:00
Sales rank:
14,977

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patricia Neal Nettie Cleary
Jack Albertson John Cleary
Martin Sheen Timmy Cleary
Don Saxon Nightclub Master of Ceremonies
Elaine Williams Williams
Grant Gordon Man in Restaurant

Technical Credits
Ulu Grosbard Director
Judy Collins Songwriter
Sandy Denny Songwriter
Frank D. Gilroy Screenwriter
John Godfrey Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Jack C. Jacobsen Sound/Sound Designer
George Jenkins Art Director
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
Edgar Lansbury Producer
Mike Maggi Makeup
Lee Pockriss Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack Priestley Cinematographer

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