Eccentricities of a Nightingale

Tony Award-winning actress, Blythe Danner, portrays the sensitive spinster, Alma Winemiller, in Tennessee Williams' 1948 drama. Frustrated with longing for the socially prominent young doctor next door, the eccentric, highly emotional minister's daughter decides to settle for one night with him in a rented hotel room. The Washington Post wrote: "Blythe Danner's Alma is as much of a television event as Katharine Hepburn's Amanda in 'The Glass Menagerie.' Frank Langella is such a warm, dreamy-eyed Dr. Buchanan that the role is reimbursed for the loss of its cynical edge with a smooth romanticism that complements Danner's determined honesty splendidly."

"How many different emotions do you expect in two hours?" - The New York Daily News

1976, Drama, 120 minutes, Color

Cast: Blythe Danner, Frank Langella, Tim O'Connor, Louise Latham, Neva Patterson


Written by: Tennessee Williams

Directed by: Glenn Jordan


Produced by: Lindsay Law

Executive Producer: Jac Venza


A presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances: Theater in America 1976


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