Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of vision beyond their experience of capabilities. Pookie Adams, a kooky, lonely misfit with no family and no place to go, insists on calling all those who won't participate in her world "weirdos." She clings to Jerry, a quiet, studious fellow who has the ability to choose to live in Pookie's private little world or be accepted by the society that she rejects. Unwittingly, it is through their awkward relationship that Pookie actually prepares Jerry for the world of "weirdos" into which she neither fits nor wishes to fit.
First love is beautiful hurt....if it happens to you once, you're lucky.
Did You Know?
After winning the part of Pookie Adams, Liza Minnelli
had a copy of the script sent over to her mother, Judy Garland
, who read it and thought the part of this troubled, friendless girl would be an unattractive role for her daughter. Minnelli says she became defensive and argued that Pookie was a great role for any actress, but that Garland was personally concerned Minnelli identified too closely with Pookie. See more
Jerry Payne twice refers to roommate Charlie Schumacher as
"Charlie Schoonover." The character's name in the novel was "Harry Schoonover." See more
Some people guzzle God like He was a keg of beer.
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Come Saturday Morning
Lyric Dory Previn
Music Fred Karlin
Performed by The Sandpipers
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