Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Director
Richard Brooks

Main cast
Paul Newman; Geraldine Page; Ed Begley; Rip Torn; Shirley Knight

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter of the local politician Tom 'Boss' Finley, who more or less forced him to leave his daughter and the town many years ago.


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