Thursday, May 17, 2018


GENERATION was a 1965 Broadway Comedy that starred Henry Fonda as a father trying to come to grips with his pregnant daughter who is living in Greenwich Village with her nonconformist photograper husband who has no intention to go to the hospital to deliver her baby. 

The author was William Goodhart. This was his only play. He who would later pen the screenplay for Exorcist II, The Heritic. 

The play received overall lukewarm reviews from NY drama critics, but became popular with older theatre-going audiences, some who felt they were able to relate to the subject matter, and wanted to see the legendary Henry Fonda live on stage. It ran on Broadway for close to a year.

Touring companies revived the play a number of times during the sixties and early seventies with various aging actors in the lead role, and it was adapted and updated into a 1969 film starring David Janssen as the father, with Kim Darby and Carl Reiner. 
                                                                       Thanks to John Wendler

playright William Goodhart
Henry Fonda...

Don Porter...

Robert Young...

Hans Conried...

Arthur Godfrey

Jack Bailey

Willard Waterman

Robert Cummings...

James Whitmore

Don DeFore

Henry Morgan

Gavin MaCleod

David Janssen...

1 comment:

  1. Did you ever come across an actor named Marc Alaimo playing the role of Walter Owen? I'm trying to confirm whether he ever appeared in "Generation."