Film - Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) - Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill
Southern charmer Chance Wayne (Paul Newman) aims to make a splash in Tinseltown and hitches his aspirations to boozy, fading movie star Alexandra Del Lago (Geraldine Page). She accompanies Chance to his Florida hometown, run by corrupt politician Tom “Boss” Finley (Ed Begley). Now that Chance is back, Boss means to prevent him and daughter Heavenly (Shirley Knight) from reigniting their old relationship. Ignoring Boss and thanks to Aunt Nonny (Mildred Dunnock), the couple manages to see each other. Meanwhile, Alexandra’s agent calls and says her career has been jump-started. Thrilled by the news, she packs and throws Chance under the bus. When Boss finds out about Chance and Heavenly, he’s incensed. Barbara Steffek-Hill presents a series of classic and contemporary films from her personal favorites.