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As Summers Die (1986)

The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern ... See full summary »

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Willie Croft
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Whitsey Loftin
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Hannah Loftin
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Augustus Tompkins
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Daniel Backus
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V.D. Skinner
Richard Venture ...
Brevard Holt
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Judge Dudley McCormack
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Elvira Backus
Penny Fuller ...
Marci Holt
Paul Roebling ...
Percy Holt
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Priscilla (as C.C.H. Pounder)
Tammy Baldwin ...
Wanda
Nadia Gay Brown ...
Ruth Holt
Bill Coates ...
Carley
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The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern patriarch. Discovering oil on the afore mentioned property, the patriarch's family tries to regain the land by destroying the deed and denying it ever existed. Coming to Elvira Backus's aid is attorney Willie Croft. He attempts to get back Elvira's land and leads the movie to it's eventual court scene. Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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18 May 1986 (USA)  »

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24 July 2005 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Bette Davis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Scott Glenn and Beah Richards... put together guarantee's great viewing. It moves along at an interesting pace and features some great moments. Beautifully shot with gorgeous imagery, it does contain a few unanswered questions and a sort of rushed ending however, all in all, I loved this film and highly recommend it to anyone. A must see for Bette Davis fans. Miss Davis second role following her devastating stroke and double mastectomy, however she met the challenge with triumph and comes off with a brilliant characterization. She has her great moment in court and shows that she still was at the top of her profession right till the end. Give it a go !! You'll enjoy it.


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