Dramas, Family Interaction, Tear Jerker, Theatrical Release
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Catered Affair DVD Description
Gore Vidal adapted Paddy Chayefsky's teleplay about the Hurleys, a hardworking Irish family struggling to make ends meet in a poor Bronx flat. Bette Davis stars as Mrs. Agnes Hurley, a woman aged by the toil and hardships of her marriage, forced to look back on her life and marriage to her taxi-driver husband, Tom (Ernest Borgnine), when her only daughter, Jane (Debbie Reynolds), announces her upcoming wedding. Although Jane wants only a simple civil ceremony, Mrs. Hurley is determined to give her daughter the wedding she never had, even if it will wipe out the family's savings and ruin her husband's dream of owning his own taxi company. THE CATERED AFFAIR is a simultaneously heartwarming and heart-wrenching slice of poor working-class life and the dreams that are sometimes squelched by poverty. Almost all the action takes place within the walls of the crowded flat that the Hurleys call home. Ernest Borgnine and Bette Davis deliver complex and thought-provoking portrayals of a husband and wife who are forced to examine the dreary circumstances of their marriage and find hope for the future.
Region [unknown] Special Edition Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: English