In her twilight years, Fonsia Dorsey (Tandy, in her Tony-winning performance), enters a "home for the aged" and is for a while saved from melancholy by the crusty charm of Weller Martin (Cronyn). The sardonic Weller cajoles Fonsia into playing a series of gin games on the home's sunlit porch. As they seemingly become close companions, much is revealed about their regret-filled lives - to the steady shuffling and playing of cards. Their mutual need for solace is momentarily satisfied, until Weller's pent-up rage and Fonsia's subtle needling build to a terrible confrontation. A triumph for the legendary husband and wife team, Tandy and Cronyn. An unforgettable theatrical experience, based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway hit!
The Gin Game DVD (1981) Region 1. Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn. Color.