Please wait while page loads.

Woollahra Libraries Catalogue

PageMenu- Main Menu-
Page content

Catalogue Display

Driving Miss Daisy.

Catalogue Information
Field name Details
Title Driving Miss Daisy. [videorecording].
Publisher/Date [Kew, Vic.] : Umbrella Entertainment, [2021]
Pagination etc. 1 DVD (99 mins.) : sound, colour, ; 12 cm.
Contents note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1989.
Creation Note Screenplay by Alfred Uhry, based on his play ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck ; directed by Bruce Beresford.
Performer note Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti Lupone, Esther Rolle.
Summary Note In 1948, Miss Daisy Werthan, an elderly, cranky ex-school teacher from Atlanta, crashes her new Packard through a retaining wall into her neighbor's yard. Her concerned son Boolie reasons she no longer is able to drive herself, and over her strenuous objections hires the gentle, tactful, and wily black widower Hoke Colburn to be her chauffeur. As a Jew, Miss Daisy is also the victim of prejudice, and she gradually overcomes her subconscious bigotry to see Hoke as a true friend. Beginning in frostiness, their slow changing relationship mirrors the changing racial climate in the south through the burgeoning of civil rights movement.
Target audience note Censorship classification: G.
Subject Older women -- Drama
Jewish women -- Drama
Chauffeurs -- Drama
African American men -- Drama
Friendship -- Drama
Working class -- Drama
Mothers and sons -- Drama
Interpersonal relations -- Drama
Older people -- United States -- Drama
Atlanta (Ga.) -- History -- Drama
Feature films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Added Author Beresford, Bruce director.
Zanuck, Lili Fini producer.
Freeman, Morgan actor.
Aykroyd, Dan actor.
Tandy, Jessica actor.
Uhry, Alfred Driving Miss Daisy.
Shelf Location DVD F DRIV
Catalogue Information 876993 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 876993 Top of page .