The Whisperers

  • 1966
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

An absolutely riveting (Oscar-nominated) performance by Dame Edith Evans lifts this downbeat story about old age into the ether reserved for UMBERTO D and a few other films with the same subject. Working from the 1961 novel Mrs. Ross, director-screenwriter Forbes fashioned what he hoped would be an important film. It was, but not as much as expected. Evans...read more

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(Movie Clip) A Large Sum
First Mrs. Ross (Edith Evans) alone in the apartment, then her fantastical letter, in an unseen voice then her own, then her visit with a preoccupied (more…)
(Movie Clip) In His Loving Arms
Everyday cruelty at the soup kitchen (overseen by Gerald Sim and Lionel Gamlin) in her run-down Manchester neighborhood, Mrs. Ross (Edith Evans) with (more…)
(Movie Clip) It's Not Full Moon
An unexpected and unwelcome visit from rarely-seen son Charlie (Ronald Fraser), who is up to no good dropping in on Mum (Edith Evans) in writer-direct (more…)
(Movie Clip) Open, Mrs. Ross
Shot in the city of Manchester, the haunting opening to writer-director Bryan Forbes' study of growing old in England, The Whisperers, 1967, starring (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: An absolutely riveting (Oscar-nominated) performance by Dame Edith Evans lifts this downbeat story about old age into the ether reserved for UMBERTO D and a few other films with the same subject. Working from the 1961 novel Mrs. Ross, director-screenwriter… (more)

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