The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
First screened in May 2006 / Most recently screened in March 2016
Director: José Quintero. Cast: Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Lotte Lenya, Coral Browne, Jill St. John, Jeremy Spenser, Joe Sonessa, Stella Bonheur, Josephine Brown, Carl Jaffe, Bessie Love, Elspeth March, Warren Mitchell, Henry McCarty, Ernest Thesiger, Paul Stassino, John Phillips. Screenplay: Gavin Lambert (based on the novel by Tennessee Williams).

Twitter Capsule: See: Torch Song. Are the artifice, slowness, and eerie quiet a bold take, or just bad? Beatty dire.

VOR:   Lenya, Quintero rarely forayed into film. Leigh, too, had grown rare. Slower, more quietly sinister than other Williams adaptations. But not, finally, as interesting as it intends.

Photo © 1961 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Lotte Lenya

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Lotte Lenya

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