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Films Based on Flannery O'Connor's Writing

 

Title:  A Circle in The Fire.
Published: Chicago : Perspective Films, 1976. 
Description: 50 min.  LC Call No.: PN1997

Notes: An adaptation of Flannery O'Connor's story of the same title. Produced and Directed by Victor Nunez. Shows how the security of the Cope farm is shattered when three teenage boys cruelly destroy what they cannot possess. Starring Betty Miller, Ingred Schweska, Katherine Miller, Mark Hey, Casey Donovan, and Tom Horkan. 

 



Title: Comforts of Home.
Published: Phoenix Films.
Description: 40 min.
LC Call No.:  PN1997

Notes:  Based on the story of the same title by Flannery O'Connor. Screenplay by Jerry Shore and Fred Shore. Director, Jerome Shore. Presents a story about the relationship of a mother and son in a household which is disrupted by the arrival of a young girl. Starring Graham Jarvis, Kate Harrington, and Stockard Channing. Available from Phoenix Films, 2349 Chaffe Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146, Phone: 314-569-0211.

 

 



Title:  The Displaced Person.
Published:  Chicago : Perspective Films, 1977.
Description: 58 min.
Series:  The American short story
LC Call No.:  PN1997 .D5 1977

Notes:  An adaptation of the short story of the same title by Flannery O'Connor. John Houseman. Executive producer, Robert Geller; director, Glenn Jordan. Portrays the difficulties of integration experienced by a Polish refugee who arrives with his family at a Georgia farm in the 1940's.

 

 



Title:  The Displaced Person.
Published: Chicago : Coronet Instructional Media, 1978, made 1977.
Description: 29 min.
LC Call No.: PS3565.C57

Notes: Sound accompaniment compatible for manual and automatic operation. Adapted from the motion picture of the same title. Script adaptation, Richard P. Creyke. An adaptation of the short story by Flannery O'Connor which portrays the difficulties of integration experienced by a Polish refugee who arrives with his family at a Georgia farm in the 1940's.

 

 



Title: Galleyproof.
Published: New York : WRCA-TV, 1955
Description: 30 min.
LC Call No.:  PS3565.C57

Notes:  Interview with Flannery O'Connor and a dramatization of the opening scene of her short story, "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," from the collection A Good Man is Hard to Find, conducted shortly before book's publication. Videotape is a copy of a kinescope made on or about May 31, 1955. Host: Harvey Breit; Guest: Flannery O'Connor. Tom T. Shiflet: Sandy Kenyon; Old Woman: Mary Perry; Girl: Mildred Cook. Producer: Ann Keeley; Director: James Elson; Technical Director: Gary Iorio.

 

 



Title: Good Country People.
Published: Burbank, Calif. : Valley Video, Inc., 1975
Description: 32 min.
LC Call No.:  PN1997

Notes:  Johnnie Collins III, Shirley Slater, June Whitley Taylor, Sue Marrow. Producer, Andy House; director, writer, editor, Jeffrey F. Jackson; music, Dale Derda; camera, Jack Epps, Jr. An adaptation of the short story of the same title by Flannery O'Connor about a sullen, 36-year-old girl with a wooden leg, a Ph.D. in philosophy, and a heart condition who is out to pasture on her mother's farm waiting to die, until a traveling Bible salesman takes her on a picnic. For further information regarding Jeffrey F. Jackson and the film: Jeffrey F. Jackson 

 

 



Title: The Life You Save.
Published: Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, 1957.
Description:  30 min.
LC Call No.: PN1977 .L544 1996

Notes:  Aired March 1, 1957. Starring Gene Kelly, Agnes Moorehead, and Janice Rule. Available from Movies Unlimited, 3015 Darnell Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 1-800-668-4344, http://www.moviesunlimited.com

 

 



Title: The River.
Published: Beverly Hills, Calif. : The Institute, 1976.
Description:  26 min.
LC Call No.: PN1997

Notes:  Producer and director, Barbara Noble. An adaptation of Flannery O'Connor's story of the same title about a neglected young boy. A babysitter takes him to a religious healing by a river. After he returns to his unloving parents, he decides he must go back to the river. Starring Robby Paris, Dran Hammilton, Shelby Leverington, James Eric, Martin Nicholson, and Tiger Jo Marsh. Available from Phoenix Films, 2349 Chaffe Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146, Phone: 314-569-0211.

 

 



Title:  Wise Blood.
Published: Universal Studios, 1979.
Description:  106 min.
LC Call No.: PS3565.C57 W57 1985

Notes: Directed by John Huston. A scathing satire of crooked ministers. While attempting to live a life filled with sin, a man is mistaken for a preacher, and, true to form, he founds a new religious order. Starring Brad Dourif, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton, Dan Shor, and Amy Wright. Based on O'Connor's novel, Wise Blood. Available where videos are sold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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