Tea and Sympathy (1956)
Release Date: May 1, 1957 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 931
1956's Tea and Sympathy is a diluted filmization of Robert Anderson's Broadway play. The original production was considered quite daring in its attitudes towards homosexuality (both actual and alleged) and marital infidelity; the film softpedals these elements, as much by adding to the text as by subtracting from it. John Kerr plays a sensitive college student who prefers the arts to sports; as such, he is ridiculed as a "sissy" by his classmates and hounded mercilessly by his macho-obsessed
May 1, 1957 Wide
Nov 28, 1990
MGM Home Entertainment
John Kerr (II)
Tom Robinson Lee
Jacqueline de Wit
Mary Ellen Hokanson
Headmaster at Bonfir...
Dale Van Sickel
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Though stale, betraying its theatrical origins (Kazan did it on stage), Minnelli's version still reflects the sexual and social anxieties of the McCarthy era as well as of his own life.
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- Laura Reynolds: Years from now, when you talk about this -- and you will -- be kind.
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