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Tea and Sympathy (1957)

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Release Date: May 1, 1957 Wide

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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

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Nov 28, 1990

MGM Home Entertainment

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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.

May 13, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Remarkable early report on The War on Homosexuals.

August 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
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