The Glass House (1972 film)

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The Glass House
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Screenplay byTracy Keenan Wynn
Story byTruman Capote
Wyatt Cooper
Directed byTom Gries
StarringAlan Alda
Vic Morrow
Theme music composerBilly Goldenberg
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Robert W. Christiansen
Roger Gimbel
Rick Rosenberg
Production location(s)Salt Lake City, Utah
CinematographyJules Brenner
Editor(s)Gene Fowler Jr.
Running time90 minutes
Production company(s)Tomorrow Entertainment
Original networkCBS
Original releaseFebruary 4, 1972

The Glass House is a 1972 American made-for-television drama film starring Alan Alda, Vic Morrow and Clu Gulager, directed by Tom Gries. It originally aired on CBS on February 4, 1972.


A college professor convicted of manslaughter and a prison guard both start their first day in the same prison.



Filming took place at Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah, 20 miles outside of Salt Lake City.[2][3]


Tom Gries won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special in 1972 for directing this TV movie. The film also won the Golden Shell at the 1972 San Sebastián International Film Festival.


  1. ^ The Taming of Hatter Fox Smith, Cecil. Los Angeles Times 12 Oct 1977: g18.
  2. ^ D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.
  3. ^ "C.B.S. Adapts Capote's 'The Glass House'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-06-13.

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