Director: Vincent J. Donehue
Writer: Horton Foote (play)
Stars: Lillian Gish, Eileen Heckart, Dennis Cross
This filmed production of "A Trip To Bountiful" by Horton Foote was the premier of this play. The Broadway production opened at Henry Miller's Theater on November 3, 1953 running 309 performances and starring Lillian Gish, Gene Lyons, Jo Van Fleet and Eva Marie Saint. Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint recreated their roles from this filmed production.
The Trip to Bountiful is a play by American playwright Horton Foote. The play premiered March 1, 1953 on NBC-TV, before being produced on the Broadway stage November 3 – December 5, 1953.
The play involves a "woman who has to live with a daughter-in-law who hates her and a son who does not dare take her side." While the unhappy family lives in a Houston apartment, Carrie Watts dreams of returning to Bountiful, where she was raised. She eventually runs away and embarks by bus to her…
TOP MAN, from left Donald O'Connor, Susanna Foster, Lillian Gish, Richard Dix, 1943
Top Man (also known as Man of the Family) is a 1943 American black-and-white film starring Donald O'Connor, Susanna Foster, Lillian Gish, Richard Dix, and Peggy Ryan. This was O'Connor and Ryan's first film away from the third of their trio, Gloria Jean. Directed by Charles Lamont Produced by Milton Schwarzwald Written by Ken Goldsmith Zachary Gold Starring Donald O'Connor Cinematography Hal Mohr Distributed by Universal Pictures Release date September 17, 1943 Running time 74 minutes Country United States Musical in which a family puts on a show to boost the morale of the local factory workers.
Lillian Gish in the Theatre Guild’s Production of ‘The Curious Savage’ – By Brooks Atkinson (The New York Times – Oct. 25, 1950)
The New York Times – Oct. 25, 1950
AT THE THEATRE
Lillian Gish in the Theatre Guild’s Production of ‘The Curious Savage’
By Brooks Atkinson
In the days before the great enlightenment, people used to go to Bedlam to enjoy the odd behavior of the lunatics. Last evening, the Theatre Guild invited the subscribers to the Martin Beck to see the antics of the characters in “The Curious Savage.”
John Patrick, who wrote the Hasty Heart”, has written this excursion into a modern, Bedlam. Presumably, he has something ,more than sensation and curiosity in mind. For his chief character is an elderly lady whose gaiety and generous impulses look like lunacy to her stepchildren. Alarmed by the liberality with which she gives money away to people she likes, her stepchildren have her committed to an institution.
If you imagine that the patients in the mental institution are …