This is a movie makes a big social statement while telling a great story. It was one of two films that made 1967 Sidney Poitier’s year.
John Huston took home two Oscars for his work on this film. He also helped his father earn one. It’s a true classic with a complicated story to tell.
” I’m old now and I want to remember what was there for me once and what is there for me now.” Jane Fonda as Lillian Hellman
“You guys are about to write a story that says the former Attorney General, the highest-ranking law enforcement officer in this country, is a crook! Just be sure you’re right.” – Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee
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“Someday, when you’re ready you might tell our family story. Only then will you understand what happened and why.” – Robert Redford narrating
“Don’t you think that everyone looks back on their childhood with a certain amount of bitterness and regret about something?” – Katharine Hepburn as Ethel
“I know how comfortable it is to curl up with a nice, fat book full of big words and think you’re going to solve all the problems in the universe. But you’re not, you know. A bit of action is required every now and then.” – Teresa Wright as Carol Beldon