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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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Nanette Newman ...
The Girl Upstairs
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The Man Upstairs
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Gerald Sim ...
Mr. Conrad
Lionel Gamlin ...
Mr. Conrad's Colleague
Glen Farmer ...
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Oliver MacGreevy ...
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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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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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Beautifully realized drama, with amazing performance by Dame Evans
18 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stunning drama about loneliness, old age, and paranoia in this up-scale "kitchen sink" film from United Artists. Dame Edith Evans is particularly adept at disappearing into her role as the beseiged woman who only has her fantasies to keep her company. Gritty depiction of working-class slums of England; director Bryan Forbes has a sensitive, patient eye toward the dramatics. One of composer John Barry's most affecting scores - delicate, haunting - right at the height of his influence. Alternately harrowing and depressing, but well worth watching.


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