Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

(USA, 1966, 129 minutes)

A newly-arrived teacher at a university campus and his wife are invited over for drinks by the college president's daughter and her teacher husband, and find themselves at the centre of a full-fledged marital storm. A successful Broadway play becomes a landmark movie in Hollywood history simply by being extremely faithful to its source and refusing to gloss over the original's foul language and suggestive mind games; however, there is also much to admire in the consistently excellent acting and in its sensitive, intelligent handling.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents an Ernest Lehman production.
Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton; also starring George Segal, Sandy Dennis.
Directed by Mike Nichols; screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the play by Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; music by Alex North; director of photography (b&w), Haskell Wexler; production designer, Richard Sylbert; costume designer, Irene Sharaff; film editor, Sam O'Steen.


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