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What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)

M  -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  20 August 1969 (USA)
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As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Clare Marrable
Mrs. Dimmock aka Aunt Alice
Harriet Vaughn
Mike Darrah
Miss Edna Tinsley
Joan Huntington ...
Julia Lawson
Peter Brandon ...
George Lawson
Michael Barbera ...
Jim Vaughn
Mr. Bentley
Richard Angarola ...
Sheriff Armijo
Claire Kelly ...
Valerie Allen ...
Martin Garralaga ...
Jack Bannon ...
Seth Riggs ...


As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna Tilsney. The crazed Page, left only a stamp album by her husband, takes money from her housekeepers, kills them, and buries the bodies in her garden. Alice is a widow too. So is neighbor Harriet Vaughn. Lots of widows here. Written by alfiehitchie

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20 August 1969 (USA)  »

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Helen Hayes was considered for a role. See more »


Towards the end of the movie, when Page is wearing the red wig, driving the 1960 Lincoln Continental with Gordon half-passed-out in the front seat, the interior shots show the car to be a 1961 or 1962 General Motors vehicle (you can tell by the vent window and dashboard). Then it becomes a 1960 Lincoln again when they show the outside shots, and when the car goes into the lake. The Lincoln has a perfect rectangle vent window at a 90 degree angle; the GM car has a teardrop shaped vent which is slanted back. See more »


Julia Lawson: You've had such rotten luck with your housekeepers Aunt Claire.
Claire Marrable: Have I? Actually I think I've done rather well.
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Referenced in Reflections of Evil (2002) See more »

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For Geraldine Page Fans
23 September 2004 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Geraldine Page and a lively script lift this otherwise b-grade film to the status of cult classic. With her unique voice and mannered style of method acting, Page has never disappointed me in any of her many performances. And in this thriller, Theodore Apstein's clever screenplay gives the inimitable Page ample opportunity to portray a woman who, although inwardly venomous, amuses viewers in a stylized, aristocratic sort of way. In a major support role, feisty Ruth Gordon adds spunk. All of which adds up to 101 minutes of viewing fun, despite a grating, fingernails-on-the-blackboard music score, and dubious production values which, toward the film's end, have a black Lincoln turning yellow, then black, then yellow again, and back to black, in the span of 43 seconds. Charming.

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