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Long abandoned by her husband, Amanda Whitfield (Katharine Hepburn) lives in a small St. Louis apartment with her grown children, smothering them both with her attention. Her son, Tom (Sam Waterston), dreams of being a writer, but supports the family with a warehouse job, while her sensitive, crippled daughter, Laura (Joanna Miles), resists her mother's attempts to get her to marry. Tom reluctantly helps his mother by inviting co-worker Jim O'Connor (Michael Moriarty) to dinner to court Laura.

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Critic Reviews for The Glass Menagerie

All Critics (2) | Fresh (2)

  • With a play this good, even a pedestrian cast would be hard pushed not to shine, but, the addition of the kind of acting calibre on offer in this superior version results in a truly moving couple of hours.

    June 13, 2008 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Moriarty and Miles took home two Emmys each ... Waterson and Hepburn were also nominated. It's directed with grace and generous long takes by Anthony Harvey, who only slightly 'opens up' the play. The fine original musical score is by John Barry.

    April 8, 2006 | Full Review…
  • With a play this good, even a pedestrian cast would be hard pushed not to shine, but, the addition of the kind of acting calibre on offer in this superior version results in a truly moving couple of hours.

    June 13, 2008 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Moriarty and Miles took home two Emmys each ... Waterson and Hepburn were also nominated. It's directed with grace and generous long takes by Anthony Harvey, who only slightly 'opens up' the play. The fine original musical score is by John Barry.

    April 8, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Glass Menagerie

  • Nov 06, 2014
    Kudos to Hepburn for her outstanding performance in this fabulous adaptation for TV of Williams' play, as she finds the perfect tone for her character at just one step back from being annoying, while Miles and Moriarty shine in their wonderful long scene together.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2011
    An odd play but well performed with some strong performances by Hepburn and Miles.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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