The Glass Menagerie. 1973. USA. Directed by Anthony Harvey. Screenplay by Stewart Stern. With Katharine Hepburn, Sam Waterston, Joanna Miles. 16mm. 105 min.
The third filmed adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s breakout play aired on ABC in December 1973 and was a rousing success with critics and viewers. Taking place entirely in a small St. Louis apartment, The Glass Menagerie stars Sam Waterston and Katharine Hepburn (in her television debut) as the squabbling Tom and Amanda Wingfield, with Joanna Miles as the chronically ill Laura and Michael Moriarty as her would-be suitor Jim. Winner of four Primetime Emmy Awards, including Supporting Actor of the Year and Supporting Actress of the Year.