Bye Bye Braverman [DVD] [English] [1968]

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Overview

Synopsis

Bye Bye Braverman
Bye Bye Braverman is a bittersweet adaptation of Wallace Markfield's coldly cynical novel To an Early Grave. Braverman, an idealistic minor author, dies; his four best friends, writers who in one way or another have all sold out, decide to attend his funeral. The foursome includes a disenchanted magazine writer (George Segal), a poet (Jack Warden), a book reviewer (Sorrell Booke), and an embittered bellyacher (Joseph Wiseman). Taking a picaresque journey from Greenwich Village to Brooklyn, the quartet never quite gets to the funeral, but their odyssey unearths many a self-revelation and previously unspoken truth. Like its four leading characters, Bye Bye Braverman loses its way towards the end, bringing this otherwise insightful comedy/drama to a muddied conclusion. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • George Segal
    George Segal - Monroe Rieff
  • Jack Warden
    Jack Warden - Barnet Weiner
  • Joseph Wiseman
    Joseph Wiseman - Felix Ottensteen
  • Sorrell Booke
    Sorrell Booke - Holly Levine
  • Jessica Walter
    Jessica Walter - Inez Braverman
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