The Subject Was Roses (Widescreen)

Starring: Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson & Martin Sheen Director: Ulu Grosbard  Rated: G: General Audiences
A lovely gesture - a bouquet of roses - from husband to wife becomes the catalyst for a clash of long-repressed emotion in the movie adaptation of the Tony - and Pulitzer Prize®-winning stage hit The Subject Was Roses.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 1968
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1968 - Best Supporting Actor: Jack Albertson

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A lovely gesture - a bouquet of roses - from husband to wife becomes the catalyst for a clash of long-repressed emotion in the movie adaptation of the Tony - and Pulitzer Prize®-winning stage hit The Subject Was Roses. Martin Sheen, as the son home from war, and Jack Albertson, Academy Award winner* as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the distant father, both appeared in the Broadway version, where Albertson had already captured a Tony? Award for his powerful work. Patricia Neal plays the third side of the family triangle in a moving performance that earned her a Best Actress Oscar® nomination* and marked her triumphant return to the screen after a debilitating series of strokes.

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John Cleary (Jack Albertson) returns from the war to find his parents occupying a cold, unloving home. John confronts his parents in ways both combative and eventually loving in Ulu Grosbard's screen version of Frank D. Gilroy's adaptation of his own Pultitzer Prize winning play. Albertson won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and Patricia Neal was nominated for her emotional performance as the matriarch.

Plot Synopsis:

A powerful adaptation of Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Timmy Cleary has just returned home to the Bronx after fighting in World War II. It doesn't take long, however, before he finds himself in the middle of his parents' bickering.
His mother and father, Nettie and John, are stuck in an unhappy marriage that only seems to get worse with the passage of time. John has never rebounded from the Depression, when his business failed, and, as a result, the couple has only barely scraped by over the years.
But being away at war has made Timmy grow up and, for the first time, he starts coming to terms with his troubled parents...

Plot Keywords:

Family Interaction | Self-Discovery | Stage Play | Tear Jerker | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Shot on location in New York City. Color by Metrocolor.
  • Frank D. Gilroy's play won a Pulitzer Prize.
  • Jack Albertson and Martin Sheen recreated their Broadway roles in the film. Irene Dailey played the mother on the stage.
  • Patricia Neal's first movie after her near-fatal stroke.
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  • UPC: 883316204757
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