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What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)

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An aging widow hides a deadly secret which she will do anything to keep buried.

Directors:

Lee H. Katzin, Bernard Girard (uncredited)

Writers:

Theodore Apstein (screenplay by), Ursula Curtiss (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geraldine Page ... Mrs. Marrable
Ruth Gordon ... Mrs. Dimmock
Rosemary Forsyth ... Harriet Vaughn
Robert Fuller ... Mike Darrah
Mildred Dunnock ... Miss Tinsley
Joan Huntington Joan Huntington ... Julia Lawson
Peter Brandon Peter Brandon ... George Lawson
Michael Barbera ... Jim Vaughn
Peter Bonerz ... Mr. Bentley
Richard Angarola ... Sheriff Armijo
Claire Kelly ... Elva
Valerie Allen ... Dottie
Martin Garralaga ... Juan
Jack Bannon ... Olin
Seth Riggs Seth Riggs ... Warren
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An aging widow hides a deadly secret which she will do anything to keep buried.

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What makes her garden grow... wouldn't you like to know! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

20 August 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Matar para vivir See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Helen Hayes was considered for a role. See more »

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A microphone is visible at the sheriff's and Juan's feet in the police station. 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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Marvelously enjoyable thriller
23 February 2003 | by willowgreenSee all my reviews

Although this movie looks a tad dated in certain respects - for instance a stupid subplot could have been eliminated and no one would have missed a thing - it works because of the brilliant playing of Ruth Gordon and - especially - Geraldine Page. I first watched this film at age the age nine when it was released theatrically: it was actually more enjoyable than the supposed "bigger" picture of the double feature! It is very obvious that Geraldine Page relished playing her role of Claire Marrable: she's totally awesome, so witchy and natural-like in her acting technique. Ms Marrable is a rather narcissistic woman who goes through an astonishing array of household help. Enter Ruth Gordon, a sly fox who comes to Marrable for a position in her lovely desert home. Once hired, the viewer is in for a tour-de-force game of cat-and-mouse. Played to the hilt, this little sleeper creeper is most enjoyable.


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