A strange mixture, both old-fashioned and dated, while at the same time more modern in theme than that of his contemporaries. Dark at the Top of the Stairs is not William Inge's most popular play. Kudos go to Shirley Knight who was nominated for an Oscar in the film and Lee Kinsolving, who only appeared in one more film and a handful of TV shows before his untimely death at age 36. During Prohibition in Oklahoma, Rubin Flood is a successful harness and saddle salesman. Forced to 'make due' with little money even before Rubin lost his job, she must also face the problems of a her daughter, Reenie (Shirley Knight), as she transitions from adolescence to young adulthood ... and the problems of her son, Sonny (Robert Eyer), as he transitions from childhood to adolescence.Times are tough for the entire Flood family. A grimy little door at the very top of the stairs stood ajar. Werbefrei streamen oder als CD und MP3 kaufen bei Amazon.de. She pretends to be a customer, before revealing she is Rubin's wife. I love "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" To explain why, here's a bit of background: When my nephew was three years old, his favorite story was the original "Three Little Pigs" (the version in which the first two pigs are eaten, and the wolf falls into the fireplace of the third pig at the end). This adds to his worries at home. Academy Award winner Delbert Mann directed the work of Robert Preston and Dorothy McGuire in the production. Just as she asks, Rubin returns home to apologize. He accuses Cora of rejecting him sexually, and she argues that she can't be in the mood when she spends her days worrying about money. [3] The film went into production in late January. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Preston, McGuire, Knight, and Eyer ... not to mention Lee Kinsolving (Sammy Golden), Eve Arden (Aunt Lottie) and Angela Lansbury (Mavis Pruitt) all turn in stellar performances in their roles. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs is a 1960 American drama film. With Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Angela Lansbury. 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And Reenie, deliriously enamored with Sammy Golden (Lee Kinsolving) experiences the pain of bigotry when they are asked to leave a country club dance because Sammy's name is Jewish. His wife Cora (Dorothy McGuire) is frigid because of trying to make ends meet. And here's the great part, in my opinion: (Spoiler alert!) He finally storms out of the house when Cora falsely accuses him of having an affair with Mavis Pruitt (Dame Angela Lansbury). Reenie witnesses her parents' dispute. It was nearly eleven o'clock and although in summer in Petersburg there is no real night, yet it was quite dark at the top of the stairs. An American scholar in Greece sets about improving the prostitute with whom he is infatuated. Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Plot Summary of “The Dark Tower” by Stephen King. When he learns his company is closing, he is unable to face his wife, and stops at a pharmacy to partake of "medicinal" alcohol. Each one of the four stood with a hand on his or her bedroom door handle. Muttering a curse upon his tardiness, Sikes pushed Oliver before him; and they entered a low dark room with a smoky fire, two or three broken chairs, a table, and a very old couch: on which, with his legs much higher than his head, a man was reposing at full length, smoking a long clay pipe. Cora Flood (Dorothy McGuire), his wife, is a victim too. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs is a 1957 play by William Inge about family conflicts during the early 1920s in a small Oklahoma town. I’d never seen the wind blow so hard. In Australia's Outback during the early twentieth century, the impoverished Carmody family lives a nomadic life out of their wagon, but the mom and son want to settle, while the dad is against it. Entdecken Sie Dark At The Top Of The Stairs von Tito Rodriguez & His Orchestra bei Amazon Music. This FAQ is empty. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs | William Inge | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. Shirley Knight garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and Lee Kinsolving was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actor. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to make ends meet. At middle-age, he finds himself losing his job because his boss faces bankruptcy. Determined to get him to stand up for himself, Rubin attempts to teach him to box. Warner Brothers announced in January 1960 that it would be producing a film version of Inge's play, directed by Delbert Mann, and starring Robert Preston and Dorothy McGuire. Written by Use the HTML below. The family drama relates more closely to Inge's sad "Come Back Little Sheba". 4.8 out of 5 stars 38. Because a child can identify with their feelings, they go on the journey up the stairs with them. Rubin has found a new job as a salesman at an oil drilling equipment company. Go. Directed by Delbert Mann. Cora asks Lottie if she and the kids can come stay with her. Cora and Rubin declare their love for one another and a commitment to paying more attention to each other's needs. I believe "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" is excellent for this. This adds to his worries at home. But I'm a … Rubin pays for the two boys to go see a movie, After they leave, he follows his wife up to the bedroom. It got so dark that it looked all blue-black outside. Now, through the pain of newly revealed truth, Rubin and Cora must find a way to rebuild their life--as, together, they face The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. So I guess the birds were right. The couple's younger son Sonny is being bullied at school. Academy Award winner Delbert Mann directed the work of Robert Preston and Dorothy McGuire in the production. The two gossips call Cora to tell her, which re-ignites the argument. Nevertheless Simone has it performed every day in her nightclub. User Reviews Other Reviews Articles Money Awards Quotes Trivia Home Video Reviews Misc Notes Alternate Versions Theatrical Aspect Ratio Fan Sites. His teenage daughter Reenie (Shirley Knight) is afraid of going out on dates, but eventually makes friends with a troubled Jewish boy Sammy Golden (Lee Kinsolving), and his son is a mama's boy. Get it as soon as Mon, Jan 4. It was based on the Tony Award-nominated 1957 play of the same name by William Inge. [11] The film was voted one of the ten best of the year in 1960 by the National Board of Review. They called Preston's work "excellent", and McGuire "warm and appealing"; they felt the rest of the cast was well-done, and singled out Lansbury's performance as outstanding. 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