Happy Birthday, Wanda June


Happy Birthday, Wanda June

Infobox Film
name = Happy Birthday, Wanda June



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director = Mark Robson
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writer = based on a play by Kurt Vonnegut
narrator =
starring = Rod Steiger
Susannah York
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released = 1971
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country = flagicon|USA USA
language = English
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imdb_id = 0067180

"Happy Birthday, Wanda June" is a play by Kurt Vonnegut, and a 1971 film adaptation of the play directed by Mark Robson.

Plot outline

Big game hunter Harold Ryan returns home to America, after having been presumed dead for several years. He finds that his wife Penelope has developed relationships with men very much unlike himself, including a vacuum salesman and a doctor.The Wanda June of the title is a young girl who died before she could celebrate her birthday. Her birthday cake was subsequently purchased by Harold Ryan's son. Wanda June and several other deceased connections to Harold Ryan speak to the audience from Heaven, where everyone is happily playing shuffleboard.

Credited cast of the film

* Rod Steiger : Harold Ryan
* Susannah York : Penelope Ryan
*George Grizzard : Dr. Norbert Woodley
*Don Murray : Herb Shuttle
*William Hickey : Looseleaf Harper
*Steven Paul : Paul Ryan
*Pamelyn Ferdin : Wanda June
*Pamela Saunders : Mildred Ryan
*Louis Turenne : Major von Koningswald
*C.C. Whitney : Mrs. Kestenbaum
*Lester Goldsmith : Mr. Kestenbaum (as Lester M. Goldsmith)

External links

*imdb title|0067180


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