I saw on Nitrateville someone asking about the 1950s live TV version of TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL. It plays at the Gish theater at BGSU every few years so I've seen it 2 or 3 times since 1990, paired with something else since it is an hour long including commercials. It pre-dates the play, actually being so popular that it was expanded into the award winning play. Eva Marie Saint doesn't have much to do and is gone after the first 20 minutes. Lines are flubbed but the recoveries are pretty good. Gish is fine, the actress (a supporting character actress you'd recognize) [Eileen Heckart] playing her bitchy daughter-in-law is good.
ColemanShedman wrote:Didn't know this until recently. Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful started as a TV play starring Lillian Gish, who also originated the role when it transitioned to Broadway. Has anyone ever seen this? Would love to find it (also stars a young Eve Marie Saint).
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