The Group is a 1966 ensemble film directed by Sidney Lumet based on the novel of the same name by Mary McCarthy about a group of female graduates from a Connecticut College-like college during the early 1930s.
The cast of this social satire includes Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman, Shirley Knight, Jessica Walter, Kathleen Widdoes, and Joanna Pettet. The film also features small roles for Hal Holbrook, Carrie Nye, James Broderick, Larry Hagman and Richard Mulligan (Empty Nest, Soap). For its time, the movie touched on some controversial topics, such as free love, contraception, abortion, lesbianism and mental illness.
The movie was not issued in any consumer format, including VHS and DVD, for many years. In 2009, Amazon.com began selling a DVD-R of the film.