The Whales of August Movie Review 1987

Information and Film Reviews for The Whales of August the Movie

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Based on the David Berry play, the story of two elderly sisters--one caring, the other cantankerous, blind, and possibly senile--who decide during a summer in Maine whether or not they should give up their ancestral house and enter a nursing home. Gish and Davis are exquisite to watch, and the all-star supporting cast is superb--especially Price as a suave Russian. Lovingly directed by Anderson in his first US outing.


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Available on VHS
Running time 91 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Blindness, Adapted from a Play, Brothers & Sisters, Growing Older, Whales
David Berry
Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern, Mary Steenburgen, Harry Carey, Tisha Sterling, Margaret Ladd
Mike Fash
Lindsay Anderson
Alive Films, Circle Assoc.


Natl. Bd. of Review 1987: Actress (Gish).

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