What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)
What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)
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as Mrs. Marrable
as Mrs. Dimmock
as Miss Tinsley
as George Lawson
as Jim Vaughn
as Mr. Bentley
as Sheriff Armijo
as Telephone man
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Mrs Marrable cons her elderly maids out of their savings then murders them. When Aunt Alice's friend goes missing, it's up to her to find out what has happened. Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice serves as another one of the psycho bitty genre popular at the time (thanks to Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte). The acting was superb, it was awesome to see two old ladies fight in such a brutal manner. The twists were great too, complemented by the darkly humorous tone, Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice is a film worthy of viewing.
TV grade film but don't let that stop you watching this because of the stellar performance of Geraldine Page. Ruth Gordon comes into the action after a half hour and is great as well. Watch this one for these two veteran actresses! [img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRtoD4D0kDsJ4R_bBboaNTdXsH9tEcyhA41E8WbiIrJi1hyVK-E[/img] Geraldine Page as the money hungry killer The film is the 3rd of a triology made by Aldrich, the first being Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. A lot of bodies pile up in this one and the delightful Geraldine Page is genius at whatever role given her. Here role in romance tale Dear Heart with Glenn Ford was precious. This role was dastardly dark. She can do it all. [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Tw0TPMGpXNU/TximjevPFII/AAAAAAAABjs/LEko9Bm_Tn4/s1600/alice.jpg[/img] We don't see any police in this one even though we are asked to believe several murders of hired women have occurred. We see the first murder and then one a bit later. A terrible distraction, for me at least, was the romance between Alice's nephew, or some such relation, and the new neighbor of Page's. It doesn't really have a thing to do with the murder plot that Alice is trying to uncover. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS6kCAbNn5t5suOUh3mbTOzpJkcaBVTSriwOKwv5lpj8ZMxH2__Fg[/img] Alice investigates the murders played by Ruth Gordon Don't question too much, just accept the fact this is one crazy lady who is driven to her own security at the expense of her elderly hired homekeepers. But the movie's Ruth Gordon (as Alice) investigates what happened to her ex-employee who was a victim of this depraved woman. Gordon was made celebrity in Rosemary's Baby and Harold & Maude. The title is derived from Ruth Gordon playing Alice. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8a/What_Ever_Happened_to_Aunt_Alice.jpg/175px-What_Ever_Happened_to_Aunt_Alice.jpg[/img] REVIEWS: 70% Strange but absolutely intriguing tale about Geraldine Page hiring companions, but killing them off for their money. The always great Ruth Gordon pl... 70% The script is somewhat heavy-handed but Page and Gordon lead the show with unbowed energy and riveting dialogue deliveries almost unworthy of the dialog... [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSAk1tC5H6kyC3zPe3OJROXs3iyO8NvUIFmv_45tlhE12Ab4apk7w[/img] The battle between Gordon and Page SEE the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yprZBpa1lFg SEE the entire film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRXmle0GuFk CAST Geraldine Page as Claire Marrable Ruth Gordon as Alice Dimmock Rosemary Forsyth as Harriet Vaughn Robert Fuller as Mike Darrah Mildred Dunnock as Edna Tinsley Joan Huntington as Julia Lawson Peter Brandon as George Lawson Michael Barbera as Jim Vaughn Peter Bonerz as Mr. Bentley Richard Angarola as Sheriff Armijo Claire Kelly as Elva Valerie Allen as Dottie Martin Garralaga as Juan Jack Bannon as Olin Seth Riggs as Warren [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQm1SG8bjzDEorNJgE6pkIsR_taAQpUBBai_ei9fyyUN-R2MnTEng[/img] The evidence is found by Gordon Directed by Lee H. Katzin Produced by Robert Aldrich Written by Theodore Apstein Music by Gerald Fried Cinematography Joseph F. Biroc Editing by Frank J. Urioste Distributed by American Broadcasting Company Cinerama Releasing Corporation Release date(s) August 20, 1969 Budget $1,725,000 Box office $3,225,000 [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT1wQoKIP1ADchAOhdzS20knLfxdIS0QpysDb7YdAemRyyX61Ao7g[/img]
The script is somewhat heavy-handed but Page and Gordon lead the show with unbowed energy and riveting dialogue deliveries almost unworthy of the dialogues themselves.
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