Backstairs at the White House Movie Review 1979

Information and Film Reviews for Backstairs at the White House the Movie

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Drawn from Lillian Rogers Parks' 1961 novel "My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House" and originally aired on NBC, recounts the head maid's real life as she works for eight presidents--from Taft through Eisenhower--and narrates a wide array of historical events during her 52 years of service.


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Running time 540 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Presidency, The Help: Female, The Help: Male
Paul Dubov
Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett, Robert Hooks, Leslie Nielsen, Cloris Leachman, Hari Rhodes, Paul Winfield, Julie Harris, Victor Buono, David Downing, Helen Carroll, Robert Vaughn, Kim Hunter, James A. Watson, Claire Bloom, Celeste Holm, George Kennedy, Ed Flanders, Lee Grant, Larry Gates, Eileen Heckart, John Anderson, Harry (Henry) Morgan, Estelle Parsons, Jan Sterling, Barbara Barrie, Andrew Duggan, Heather Angel, Matthew "Stymie" Beard, Bibi Besch, Gerry Black, Marilyn Chris, Tom Clancy, Ann Doran, BeBe Drake, Kevin Hooks, Nancy Morgan, Harrison Page, Woodrow Parfrey, Bill Quinn, Ford Rainey, John Randolph, Noble Willingham, Dana Wynter, Ian Abercrombie, Louise Latham
Robert L. Morrison
Michael O'Herlihy
Morton Stevens

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