A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric, selling corn liquor and dispensing medicine. She takes in her half-sister’s son, a diminutive crook-back named Lymon. He suggests they open a café in the downstairs of her large house. Marvin Macy gets out of prison and returns to town; turns out he was married to Amelia but it wasn’t consummated. He pleaded, then got angry. Is he back for revenge? Eventually, Amelia and Marvin stage a no-holds-barred fight in the café. Lymon’s complicated response to Marvin and to Cousin Amelia figures in the resolution.
|Released:||April 25, 1991|
|Genres:||Drama Comedy Mystery|
|Countries:||United Kingdom United States|
|Companies:||Channel Four Films Merchant Ivory Productions|
|Cast:||Keith Carradine Vanessa Redgrave Rod Steiger Cork Hubbert|
|Crew:||Edward Albee Michael Hirst Carson McCullers Simon Callow|