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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)

Simon Callow, 1991

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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
Carson McCullers, 1951

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe is a movie directed by Simon Callow in 1991 and based on the book of the same name by Carson McCullers, first published in 1951. The movie features Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, Rod Steiger, Cork Hubbert, Austin Pendleton, Beth Dixon, and others.

What users say

“The book is better than the movie”

But the movie is worth watching.

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RATING

6.3

/ 10

7.6

/ 10

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, the 1951 book by Carson McCullers.

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

Read by: David Ledoux

Storyline

In a small Georgian community, Miss Amelia, a solitary bootlegger, reigns supreme. However, her disposition and benevolence shift upon the arrival of two men, Marvin Macy (her former spouse) and Cousin Lymon (a small, humpbacked individual asserting to be Miss Amelia’s relative).

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, the 1991 movie by Simon Callow

Year

1991

Minutes

101

Movie Rate

6.30

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

Country: USA

Year: 1991

Length: 1h41m

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Cover of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, the 1951 book by Carson McCullers

Year

1951

Pages

72

Book Rate

7.60

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Book

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

Country: USA

First published in: 1951

Length: 72 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Bagdad Cafe (1987)
Movie by Percy Adlon

User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, the 1991 movie by Simon Callow

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Cover of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, the 1951 book by Carson McCullers

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movie

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, the 1991 movie by Simon Callow

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25% No

6 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, the 1951 book by Carson McCullers

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36% No

7 votes

4 votes

User Polls Summary

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