A Child Is Waiting
DIRECTOR: JOHN CASSAVETES
CAST: BURT LANCASTER, JUDY GARLAND, GENA ROWLANDS
SCREENPLAY - ABBY MANN
Cassavetes was disillusioned by his experience trying to work inside the hidebound Hollywood machine with producer Stanley Kramer and disowned the result. Yet Child affords the first sustained collaboration with Gena Rowlands, and still fascinates with its flashes of brilliance and palpable sense of a promethean genius struggling with his chains. Once unbound, five years later Cassavetes would be back with his follow-up feature, the independent Faces. The rest, as they say, is history.