Studs Lonigan | 1978

Drama
The television adaptation drawn from James T. Farrell's once-banned-for-being-oh-so-racy '30s trilogy ("Young Lonigan," "The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan" and "Judgment Day") about the struggles and growing pangs of a ...more

Cast

... Bill "Studs" Lonigan

Actor (1978-1979)

... Mary Lonigan

Actor (1978-1979)

... Danny O'Neill

Actor (1978-1979)

... Paddy Lonigan

Actor (1978-1979)

... Lucy Scanlon

Actor (1978-1979)

... Catherine Banahan

Actor (1978-1979)

... Martin Lonigan

Actor (1978-1979)

... Moxey

Actor (1978-1979)

... Fran Lonigan

Actor (1978-1979)

... Loretta Lonigan

Actor (1978-1979)

... Davey Cohen

Actor (1978-1979)

... Weary Riley

Actor (1978-1979)

Company

Production Company

Synopsis

The television adaptation drawn from James T. Farrell's once-banned-for-being-oh-so-racy '30s trilogy ("Young Lonigan," "The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan" and "Judgment Day") about the struggles and growing pangs of a self-destructive Depression-era Chicago youth introduced to TV viewers the rough-hewn Harry Hamlin, who not long before had made an auspicious debut in films in "Movie, Movie." Superior in every way to the previous B-movie filming of the Farrell classic in 1960, with another virtual unknown, Christopher Knight, in the lead (Knight remained an unknown), this six-hour version nonetheless failed to catch fire despite Reginald Rose's literate teleplay and the strong performances of veterans like Charles Durning and Colleen Dewhurst as Studs' parents. Emmy Award nominations went to "Studs Lonigan" for Outstanding Art/Set Direction for both Part 1 and Part 3 (it won for the latter).

Writers

Screenplay (1978-1979)

Book as Source Material (1978-1979)

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