The Whales of August

1987, Drama, 1h 30m

11 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Two elderly sisters, Libby Strong (Bette Davis) and Sarah Webber (Lillian Gish), travel to their summer house in Maine. The pair couldn't be less similar: Libby is blind, cynical and mean-spirited; Sarah is sunny, optimistic and healthy. Yet their shared memories and hardships -- especially the deaths of their husbands -- help bind the two together. Still, the entrance of a local fisherman (Vincent Price) into Sarah's life threatens to reopen old wounds.

Cast & Crew

Bette Davis
Libby Strong
Lillian Gish
Sarah Webber
Vincent Price
Mr. Maranov
Ann Sothern
Tisha Doughty
Harry Carey Jr.
Joshua Brackett
Margaret Ladd
Young Libby
David Berry
Screenwriter
Shep Gordon
Executive Producer
Alan Price
Original Music
Mike Fash
Cinematographer
Nicolas Gaster
Film Editing
Jocelyn Herbert
Production Design
K.C. Fox
Art Director
Bob Fox
Art Director
Sosie Hublitz
Set Decoration
Rudy Dillon
Costume Design
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Critic Reviews for The Whales of August

Audience Reviews for The Whales of August

  • Sep 03, 2021
    Yeah its great to see the cast of legends they assembled for this movie but those actors should have been given a better screenplay.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 04, 2015
    considering it's a film about a picture window & there's no whales, it's so serene, calm, like the waves it washes over you & there's some very enjoyable well spoken characters.
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    This stuffy drama will interest anyone who likes movies about the elderly, but other wise, I'd say stay away from it. It's very boring, slow, and by the middle, I didn't care about the story anymore.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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