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?
In one scene, Lillian Gish
and Ann Sothern
are seen overlooking the ocean. Sothern's character remarks that whales have scarcely been seen since the war due to submarines. In real life, Ann Sothern's paternal grandfather, Simon Lake, was the inventor of the modern submarine. 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
Photographs fade. Memories live forever.
Roses of Picardy
Music by Haydn Wood
Lyrics by Frederick Edward Weatherly See more