The Glass Menagerie
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Written byTennessee Williams (play)
Directed byAnthony Harvey
StarringKatharine Hepburn
Sam Waterston
Joanna Miles
Michael Moriarty
Music byJohn Barry
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducersCecil F. Ford
David Susskind
CinematographyBilly Williams
EditorJohn Bloom
Running time100 minutes
Production companiesNorton Simon Inc.
Talent Associates
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original release
  • December 16, 1973 (1973-12-16)

The Glass Menagerie is a 1973 American made-for-television drama film based on the 1944 play of the same name by Tennessee Williams. It is directed by Anthony Harvey and stars Katharine Hepburn, Sam Waterston, Joanna Miles and Michael Moriarty. It marked the third screen adaptation of the play.

The Glass Menagerie was Katharine Hepburn's first appearance on television. She had initially been wary of the medium, but was convinced by the opportunity to work with friend Anthony Harvey, with whom she had made the successful film The Lion in Winter. Hepburn was also drawn to the project when she was told her niece Katharine Houghton could co-star as Laura, but Houghton eventually turned down the role.[1]

The Glass Menagerie was one of the major television events of 1973, commanding high ratings.[1] It received four Primetime Emmy Awards.


Wins and nominations

At the 26th Primetime Emmy Awards:[2]

At the 1974 Directors Guild of America Awards:

See also


  1. ^ a b Berg, A. Scott (2004). Kate Remembered: Katharine Hepburn, a Personal Biography. Pocket. p. 257. ISBN 0-7434-1563-9.
  2. ^ "The Glass Menagerie Emmy Awards history".