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Timmy Cleary (Martin Sheen), who was once considered timid, returns from duty in World War II with newfound confidence. Soon, he realizes that his parents, John (Jack Albertson) and Nettie (Patricia Neal), have long been feigning happiness for the benefit of their son. John is a heavy drinker guilty of numerous infidelities, while Nettie has deeply resented her husband and coddled Timmy for years. When Timmy tries to resolve his parents' issues for them, emotional chaos ensues.

Cast & Crew

Patricia Neal
Nettie Cleary
Martin Sheen
Timmy Cleary
Don Saxon
The Master of Ceremonies
Elaine Williams
The Woman in Club
Grant Gordon
The Man in Club
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Critic Reviews for The Subject Was Roses

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Audience Reviews for The Subject Was Roses

  • Apr 15, 2014
    Martin Sheen's big screen breakthrough was an often performed stage production. Here it is passable with some good acting but nothing more.
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