Stunning Jane Wyman in 'The Glass Menagerie"


IN pre-"Johnny Belinda" days Jane Wyman was noted for her able portraits of wise-cracking dames. A much different Jane is the timid crippled girl of "The Glass Menagerie." In Warners' filming of the Tennessee Williams play, she's a pathetic child who hides in a world of imagination rather than face the real world which only frightens her. At the insistence of her mother, who's determined Jane is really a belle, her brother brings a young man to call. The latter's efforts to help Jane end badly, but, from the meeting, she acquires new confidence and the courage to hope that eventually another "gentleman caller" will come into her life and wish to stay. 

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