Monday, November 17, 2014

The Group

Endlessly parodied for years, THE GROUP was from from director Sidney Lumet who would go on to be an A list director throughout the '70s with such fare as NETWORK, THE WIZ, SERPICO and DOG DAY AFTERNOON.

It was the first acting role for young Candice Bergen and established the cool blonde persona that she was never really able to shake until MURPHY BROWN many years later.

The plot followed a number of women from graduation in the early 1930s through the beginning of the War.

A great cast included Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman, Jessica Walter, Larry Hagman, Hal Holbrook and  a young and uncredited Peter Boyle.


  1. Clint Eastwood hired Jessica Walter for "Play Misty For Me" after seeing her performance in "The Group."

  2. I tried reading the book, and all the characters seemed to share some basic assumption about life that none of them ever talked about. So I gave up. Is the movie any better?