With an all-star cast including Stacy Keach, Helen Hunt, Edward Asner, Ted Danson, and Richard Dreyfuss, this epic of the booming 1920s uniquely captures the relentless culture of American business. Babbitt is a true classic about conformity in small-town America, celebrated for its comic tone, satire, and vivid dialogue. Based on Sinclair Lewis’s novel, first published in 1922. A KCRW co-production.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance with Edward Asner as George F. Babbitt, and featuring: René Auberjonois, Bonnie Bedelia, Ed Begley Jr., Georgia Brown, Roscoe Lee Browne, Jack Coleman, Bud Cort, Ted Danson, William Devane, Richard Dreyfuss, Hector Elizondo, Fionnula Flanagan, Robert Foxworth, Harry Hamlin, Julie Harris, Helen Hunt, Amy Irving, Stacy Keach, John Lithgow, Nan Martin, Marsha Mason, Richard Masur, Marian Mercer, Joanna Miles, Holly Palance, Judge Reinhold, Franklyn Seales, David Selby, Ally Sheedy, Madolyn Smith, James Whitmore, JoBeth Williams, and Michael York.
Directed by Gordon Hunt. Recorded at KCRW Studios, Santa Monica in November of 1997.