Sorrows of Gin, The

Sigourney Weaver and Edward Herrmann portray an affluent suburban couple whose empty and gin-fueled lives are observed through the eyes of their neglected, eight-year-old daughter in a teleplay adapted by playwright Wendy Wasserstein from John Cheever's short story. The tension and sadness behind the veneer of upper-class life in Shady Hill are at the heart of this insightful drama.

"...thought-provoking, sensative television." - The Christian Science Monitor

1979, Drama, 60 minutes, Color

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Edward Herrmann, Eileen Heckart, Mara Hobel, Rachels Roberts, Marcella Lowry, Charlotte Moore, John Harkins, Baxter Harris, William Prince, Sally Jane Heit, Holland Taylor


Written by: Wendy Wasserstein adapting the work of John Cheever

Directed by: Jack Hofsiss


Produced by: Ann Blumenthal

Executive Producer: Jac Venza


A presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York


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