Summer people in Maine: things are changing. Whales no longer pass close to the shore as they did during the youth of two elderly widowed sisters who have a seaside home where they've summered for 50 years. Libby is blind, contrary, and seemingly getting ready to die. Sarah is attentive to her sister, worried about continuing to care for her, and half interested in an old Russian aristocrat who fishes from their shore. It's the eve of Sarah's 46th wedding anniversary. The Russian offers some fish he's caught, Sarah invites him to dinner, and Libby gets her back up. Sarah wonders if it isn't time to sell the place and find a home for Libby. What alternatives do old people have? Written by
The Screen's Immortals... A movie you'll never forget.
Did You Know?
Screen legend Lillian Gish
was 93 when she co-starred in this film making her the oldest actress ever to feature in a leading role. See more
After Sarah neatens Libby's dress, Libby keeps her right arm resting on her left one. In the next shot her right arm is on the chair arm. See more
Busy, Busy, busy, always busy.
Roses of Picardy
Music by Haydn Wood
Lyrics by Frederick Edward Weatherly See more