Truman Capote's Trilogy (1969)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This trilogy begins with "Miriam" in which the title character (Susan Dunfee) watches as her longtime nanny Miss Miller (Mildred Natwick) slowly sinks into insanity. In "Among The Paths to Eden," Mary (Maureen Stapleton) is a lonely woman searching for a husband among the widowers paying respects to their dearly departed at a local cemetery. "A Christmas Memory" concerns the childhood recollections of a woman who slowly loses her mind. The last segment is narrated by the author and was shown on ABC television, winning both an Emmy and Peabody Award. The success of the program prompted Capote and Eleanor Perry to expand this feature to a trilogy.

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child, Christmas, craziness, grave, husband, love, memory, mind, nanny, spinster, suffering, visit, widow/widower