External Reviews. Metacritic Reviews. Photo Gallery. Trailers and Videos. Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions. Rate This. When deaf mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady's sensitive year-old daughter. Director: Robert Ellis Miller. Ryan screenplay by. Added to Watchlist. Crapking Movies. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Alan Arkin Singer Chuck McCann Antonapoulos Peter Mamakos Spirmonedes John O'Leary Beaudine Sondra Locke Mick Biff McGuire Kelly Jackie Marlowe Thank you for your feedback. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree See Article History.
Britannica Quiz. Name the Novelist. The remainder of the narrative centers on the struggles of four of John Singer's acquaintances: Mick Kelly, a tomboyish girl who loves music and dreams of buying a piano; Jake Blount, an alcoholic labor agitator; Biff Brannon, the observant owner of a diner; and Dr.
Benedict Mady Copeland, an idealistic black physician. Alice Hamilton wrote in the Dalhousie Review that the presence of so many mutes in the storyline "Taken literally [ Carpenter wrote that the ending exhibits "frustration" as Biff Brannon makes comments and as Adolf Hitler makes proclamations over the radio.
Nancy B. Rich stated that many of the supporting characters are only concerned about their own causes and never achieve a "clear voice" due to their lack of courtesy to one another. McCullers had started a politically oriented magazine and voiced a possibility of becoming active in politics.
When published in , the novel created a literary sensation and enjoyed a rapid rise to the top of the bestseller lists; it was the first in a string of works by McCullers that give voice to those who are rejected, forgotten, mistreated or oppressed. The Modern Library ranked the novel seventeenth on its list of the best English-language novels of the 20th century. Page Number and Citation : 53 Cite this Quote. Explanation and Analysis:. Part 1, Chapter 4 Quotes.
Page Number and Citation : 64 Cite this Quote. Part 2, Chapter 1 Quotes. Related Characters: Mick Kelly. Page Number and Citation : Cite this Quote. Part 2, Chapter 5 Quotes. Part 3, Chapter 3 Quotes. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.