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What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)

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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:
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Mrs. Clare Marrable
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Mrs. Dimmock aka Aunt Alice
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Harriet Vaughn
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Mike Darrah
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Miss Edna Tinsley
Joan Huntington ...
Julia Lawson
Peter Brandon ...
George Lawson
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Jim Vaughn
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Mr. Bentley
Richard Angarola ...
Sheriff Armijo
Claire Kelly ...
Elva
Valerie Allen ...
Dottie
Martin Garralaga ...
Juan
Jack Bannon ...
Olin
Seth Riggs ...
Warren
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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 Tinsley. 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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Whatever happened to Aunt Alice was more terrifying than what happened to Baby Jane. See more »


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Lee H. Katzin replaced Bernard Girard as director after four weeks of filming See more »

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During murder sequence that precedes opening credits, Claire hits her housekeeper over the head with a rock while they are planting a tree and then shoves the woman into the hole. But the middle-aged actress playing the housekeeper delivers a few lines in close-up just prior to her death and is clearly not the much younger stunt double who falls into the hole moments later. See more »

Quotes

Claire Marrable: [Talking about her neighbor] She's like crabgrass - never really quelled - only cropping up secretly and victoriously in another spot.
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Referenced in Reflections of Evil (2002) See more »

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If you love Geraldine page, you'll revel in this movie.
13 May 1999 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

I don't really care what the credits say about who directed this movie. The director may have directed everyone else, but Geraldine Page directed herself in this fabulous, campy movie of desperation. Every single tick, nuance and mannerism which you have enjoyed watching Geraldine do is in this movie. I have never seen a movie before where the lead actress so blatantly chews up the scenery. She is absolutely magnificent in this thriller sleeper. Where else can you see an actor act against children and animals and STEAL the scene. No where except here. She has a scene in a shed with a dog and SHE comes out on top. I'm sure the dog resigned from acting after this movie; far too much competition. You have got to see this movie if you are a fan of Geraldine's. Her performance is the ONLY thing that makes this movie work and she's up against the timeless Ruth Gordon and a couple of other pretty good actors. Enjoy.


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