Monday, April 26, 2010

Sweet November 1968

The original Sweet November (1968), starring Sandy Davis as Sara Deever and Anthony Newley as Charlie Blake, was a 114 min running release produced by Gina Production.

Released on February 8th 1968, Sweet November 1968 was filmed in New York City and directed by Robert Ellis Miller and written by Herman Raucher.

The tagline for the original Sweet November was "A girl I know, she is partly mad. Yet behind that smile, she is partly sad. She is partly calm, she is partly wild. But she is mostly woman -- No. She is mostly child."

Sara, in the original Sweet November movie, was portrayed as a Brooklyn Heights girl. Charlie was an Englishman attracted to this 22 year old Brooklyn girl.

Sandy Dennis, born in Nebraska and portraying Brooklyn Heights girl Sara Deever in the original Sweet November, was also a star of her time and had won the Best Suporting Actress Oscar for her role of Honey in the movie "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" also starring Elizabeth Taylor who won the Best Actress award during the same year.

Anthony Newley, born in London's East End on 24 September 1934, is also an Oscar nominee in the Best Music category of 1972 awards for his performance in the Willy Wonka & the Chocolate factory. Newly, inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989, died of renal cancer on April 14th, 1999.

Robert Ellis Miller, the director of Sweet November (1968), is a New York city born director, whose other directing credits include, but not limited to, A Walton Wedding, Pointman, Killer Rules, Bed & Breakfast, Brenda Starr, Hawks, Intimate Strangers, The Other Lover, Her Life as Man, Madame X, Any Wednesday, The Baltimore Bullet, Reuben, Reuben, Rough Cut among others.

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