The Golden Honeymoon (1980)

15 Mar
Director  Noel Black
Producer  Robert Geller
Contributors Perspective Films; distributed by Coronet Films; Writers Frederic Hunger and Ring Lardner; starring James Whitmore, Teresa Wright, and Larry Loonin
Length  52 minutes
B&W/Color  Color
UO Library Catalog description: Based on the story of the same title by Ring Lardner, about an elderly couple who takes a winter vacation in St. Petersburg, Fla., in the 1920’s, and discovers that 50 years of marriage have not prevented the arousal of old jealousies nor diminished the chances of an even deeper love.
Call #  Md121
Genre  Feature film
Rare  No
Online  Available on Netflix and from various other retailers
Copyright status  Protected
Physical condition  Good
Oregon-related  No


The Golden Honeymoon is an adaptation of Ring Lardner’s The Golden Honeymoon. Written in 1922, the short story follows a couple celebrating their honeymoon during their golden years. The 1980 television film version opened for the second season of PBS’ American Playhouse on February 4th. It was directed by Noel Black who won an award in 1966 at the Cannes Film Festival for his short silent film Skaterdater, which was also nominated for an Academy Award; The Golden Honeymoon was produced by Robert Geller who is known for Seize the Day with Robin Williams, and The Jolly Corner which is on hold in the Knight Library 16mm film section.

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