The Whales Of August

  • 1987
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

It is 1954, and Libby Strong (Bette Davis) and her younger sister Sarah Webber (Lillian Gish) have returned to the small Maine island for the summer, just as they have done for the past 60 years. Libby is now blind and Sarah has cheerfully looked after her for 15 years. As girls they had stood on the cliffs and watched for whales. Now the whales come no...read more

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02:41 — Two sisters spend a summer in New England planning their future. Wonderful collection of elderly performers!

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Superb performances by Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Ann Sothern and Vincent Price illuminate the story of two elderly sisters who share a summer home on the coast of Maine. Brackett: Harry Carey Jr. Young Sarah: Mary Steenburgen. Young Libby: Margaret Ladd (more…)

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  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: It is 1954, and Libby Strong (Bette Davis) and her younger sister Sarah Webber (Lillian Gish) have returned to the small Maine island for the summer, just as they have done for the past 60 years. Libby is now blind and Sarah has cheerfully looked after her… (more)

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