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The Whisperers (1967)

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The title refers to the creatures a very poor addled old lady (Dame Edith Evans) imagines in her paranoid fantasies. They lurk behind every drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet. They listen ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Nanette Newman ...
The Girl Upstairs
Harry Baird ...
The Man Upstairs
Jack Austin ...
Police Sergeant
Gerald Sim ...
Mr. Conrad
Lionel Gamlin ...
Mr. Conrad's Colleague
Glen Farmer ...
1st Redeemer
Oliver MacGreevy ...
2nd Redeemer
Ronald Fraser ...
Charlie Ross
Kenneth Griffith ...
Mr. Weaver
Avis Bunnage ...
Mrs. Noonan
John Orchard ...
Grogan
Peter Thompson ...
Publican
Sarah Forbes ...
Penny Spencer ...
Mavis Noonan
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The title refers to the creatures a very poor addled old lady (Dame Edith Evans) imagines in her paranoid fantasies. They lurk behind every drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet. They listen all coiled up in a silent radio. The old lady is on to all their tricks, and she tells them so repeatedly. She reports them regularly to the police who scoff at her behind her back. The whisperers, however, are only part of her fantasy life. She imagines also that she is a daughter of aristocracy, an heiress waiting for her money to arrive so that she can pay back the nice gentleman at the Welfare Board. Her routine is shattered irrevocably by the return of her thieving son and vagrant husband, a brief fling with stolen money ending dismally in the gutter where the poor prey on the poor. Written by alfiehitchie

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18 July 1967 (West Germany)  »

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The old kitchen curtain is shown in scene after Archie leaves, while Margaret is moping around the apartment. The new curtains are shown again after she returns from seeing Mr. Conrad at the National Assistance Board. See more »

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Archie Ross: What kind of job might it be, sir?
Mr. Conrad: Doorman at a cinema.
Archie Ross: Oh, wonderful. Nice and healthy and in the open.
Mr. Conrad: The healthiest jobs, Mr. Ross, are the ones you keep.
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A great character study of a very old lady whose loneliness causes her to "hear" voices.
9 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

DAME Edith Evans is superb in this, as she was in all her roles, but never better than this, playing a delusional, paranoid senior who hear voices. This film is a crowning glory to an extremely long and distinguished career. It's a great role for a great actress.She displayed not only keen emotional acting but she also showed us what physical acting is all about with her appropriate body moves and facial manipulations. I think this was her only Academy Award nominated role for Best Actress, but she won many other awards for this excellent performance. I miss her portrayals even today. She often played roles in films of the works of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. Her place in British cinema is perhaps handed down to the likes of Julie Christie, or Cate Blanchett, but only time will tell if their careers can span the length of time that Evans' did. Buddy


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