The Whales of August (1987)


The Whales of August is a 1987 film based on a play by David Berry starring Bette Davis and Lillian Gish as elderly sisters. Also in the cast were Ann Sothern as one of their friends, and Vincent Price as a peripheral member of the former Russian aristocracy. The film was shot on location on Maine's Cliff Island. The house still stands and is a popular subject of artists on the island. The film was directed by Lindsay Anderson, his final feature film, and the screenplay was adapted by David Berry from his own play.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 63% / Audience 67%

Rated PG,  1 hr 31 mins

Lindsay Anderson
Bette Davis  •  Lillian Gish  •  Vincent Price  •  Ann Sothern

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