Forsaken 70′s Cinema: Robert Anderson’s ‘I Never Sang For My Father’

Wonders in the Dark

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by Sam Juliano

     New York playwright Robert Anderson, who died in February of this year at the age of 91, may not have been on the same level of greatness as Tennessee Williams or Arthur Miller, but his small body of work achieved a significant measure of success on stage and screen in its intimate and painful examination of relationships.  His 1953 play, Tea and Sympathy enjoyed a hugely successful  run of 712 performances on Broadway, where it was directed by Elia Kazan, and at one point starred Joan Fontaine and Anthony Perkins.  The original leads, Deborah Kerr and John Kerr reprised their roles in the 1956 film version, directed by Vincente Minelli.  In the late 60’s the author revealed his own familial demons with the largely autobiographical I Never Sang For My Father, which sustained a brief run before being preped for it’s eventual 1970 film release, a project…

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