Oscar Movies: Member of the Wedding (1952)

Fred Zinnemann's demanding film boasts an unusually lyrical dialogue, from screenwriters Edna and Edward Anhalt, who altered little of Carson McCuller's book, first adapted to the Broadway stage in 1950.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Actress: Julie Harris

Oscar Context:

The winner was Shirley Booth, another stage actress making her screen debut, for “Come Back, Little Sheba.”