About the film
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
Release Date: December 20, 1972
|Production Companies||:||Newman-Foreman Company, 20th Century Fox|
|Producers||:||Paul Newman, Michael Chinich, John Foreman, Don Phillips, Roger M. Rothstein, Shirley Rich|
|Writers||:||Alvin Sargent, Paul Zindel|
Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have the wherewithal to achieve her lofty goal. Epileptic Ruth is a rebellious adolescent, while shy but highly intelligent and idealistic Matilda seeks solace in her pets and school projects, including one designed to show how small amounts of radium affect marigolds.