Rent Sweet Bird of Youth on DVD

Sweet Bird of Youth

1962 Rated UR 2hr

Directed by Richard Brooks, this atmospheric drama stars Paul Newman as handsome cad Chance Wayne, who returns to his Southern hometown with faded movie star Alexandra Del Lago (Geraldine Page) in tow. Though he romances Alexandra believing she's his ticket to Hollywood fame, Chance seeks out his ex-girlfriend (Shirley Knight) and soon runs afoul of her moralistic politician father (Ed Begley, in an Oscar-winning supporting performance).

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Movie Details

1963 BAFTA®
1963 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1963 Academy Award®
Unrated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1


English, Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; making-of featurette.