Mandy’s Grandmother (1978)


A young tomboy and her prim grandmother quickly forget the disappointment of their first meeting and become friends.

Director: Andrew Sugerman.
Stars: Maureen O’Sullivan, Amy Levitan, Kathryn Walker, Philip Carlson, Christopher Erickson, Yvette Deas, Rosetta LeNoire.

1979 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action.


Many thanks to Steve for sending me a copy of this short film.

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  1. January 21, 2019

    Sweet little humanistic film dealing with a real human problem. Beautifully made. Thanks to you Jon & you Steve for your love of cinema in all shapes & sizes.

  2. March 11, 2019

    What a sweet, lovely little film. Maureen O’Sullivan was a treasure.

  3. Keith Dillon
    January 12, 2024

    This is the kind of film they used to play in classrooms during the 1960s and 70s. The fact that they got Maureen O’Sullivan to play the grandmother here tells me something about what we, as a culture, believed about the possibilities of cinema as a teaching tool in those days. This is a sweet little film. And a Oscar nominee to boot.

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