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What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)

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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Clare Marrable
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Alice Dimmock
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Harriet Vaughn
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Mike Darrah
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Miss Edna Tinsley
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Julia Lawson
Peter Brandon ...
George Lawson
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Jim Vaughn
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Mr. Bentley
Richard Angarola ...
Sheriff Armijo
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Elva
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Dottie
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Juan
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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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Helen Hayes was considered for a role. See more »

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In a scene where Mrs. Dimmock is talking with Claire about a stock broker, Claire is having a cup of tea, when she finishes her tea she asks Mrs. Dimmock for another cup. Handing her just the cup, in the next scene she is seen to be holding both a cup and saucer. When Claire hears the dog Chloe bark, she jumps and almost drops the cup and tea spills out of the cup, meaning the cup was not empty when the tea was supposedly finished. See more »

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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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Creepy....
23 August 2000 | by (Warwick, Pa.) – See all my reviews

Geraldine Page gives a stellar performance as a whacked-out nutzo who delights in making compost out of her housekeepers and then stealing their money. Alas, along comes Ruth Gordon (at her snoopiest, sneakiest best) to investigate her friend's death, and then the gray hair flies. The scene in which these two senior citizens duke it out makes you see that adrenaline still pumps after age 60 (see Laurence Olivier and Gregory Peck in the climax of "The Boys from Brazil" if you don't believe me). Ruth Gordon's character reminds me of a sweet yet feisty grandma who wouldn't hesitate to deck you with a right hook if her words didn't get to you. I actually wanted to jump in there and help her kick butt since I liked her character so much. If you like the kind of film that startles you to attention, check this one out. It's very much worth a look.


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