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The Anniversary (1968)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 18 February 1968 (UK)
Three sons who work in the family construction business help their overbearing mother celebrate her anniversary to her late husband.

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Cast

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Mrs. Taggart
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Karen Taggart
Jack Hedley ...
Terry Taggart
James Cossins ...
Henry Taggart
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Tom Taggart
Elaine Taylor ...
Shirley Blair
Timothy Bateson ...
Mr. Bird
Sally-Jane Spencer ...
Florist
Arnold Diamond ...
Headwaiter
Albert Shepherd ...
Construction Worker
Ralph Watson ...
Construction Worker
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Storyline

On the celebration of the anniversary of Mrs. Taggart, her three dominated sons come to her house for the party. Terry, Henry and Tom Taggart work in construction, in a business that belonged to their father and is presently managed by their manipulative mother. Tom brings his pregnant fiancée Shirley Blair to tell his mother that they will marry each other; Terry brings his wife Karen Taggart and they secretly intend to emigrate to Canada; and Henry is gay and loves to wear women's underwear. During the night, the mean Mrs. Taggart uses the most despicable means and tricks to get rid off Shirley and Terry and keep her sons close to her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH MUM ON HER ANNIVERSARY...? KILL HER! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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18 February 1968 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El aniversario  »

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Budget:

$1,450,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Hammer historian Marcus Hearn, Bette Davis again renewed her unsuccessful campaign to seduce Jimmy Sangster. See more »

Quotes

Karen Taggart: [Mrs Taggart wants Karen to sign an I.O.U] Will ink do or would you like it in blood?
Mrs. Taggart: Ink will be fine dear.
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Version of La verdad de Laura (2002) See more »

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Shaking Shadows
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Music by Sam Fonteyn
KPM Music Ltd
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Momma Cyclops is Off & Running
9 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Today this movie would never be made, simply cause there is no star that can handle it. Its a shame, really. Its not that the movie is so magnificent or anything, its just so dominated by the leading lady that you can't imagine how it would be done today, if at all, and with who? Faye Dunaway? She's still living down "Mommie Dearest", twenty years later. Anne Bancroft? She's not hateful and lovable at the same time and not an icon. Davis could play a monster yet keep her fans and probably gain more as a result of playful movies like this.

All the real stars are gone, and watching this makes that painfully obvious.

Bette Davis devours the rest of the cast, and doesn't even bother spitting them out. And all we can do it watch and enjoy. No true fan of hers can do without this.


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