1 user 3 critic

The Late Liz (1971)

GP | | Drama | September 1971 (USA)
Religion changes a woman's attitude towards alcohol.


Dick Ross


Bill Rega (screenplay), Gert Behanna (book) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Baxter ... Liz Addams Hatch
Steve Forrest ... Jim Hatch
James Gregory ... Sam Burns
Coleen Gray ... Sue Webb
Joan Hotchkis Joan Hotchkis ... Sally Pearson
Jack Albertson ... Gordon Rogers
Eloise Hardt Eloise Hardt ... Laura Valon
Don Lamond Don Lamond ... Steve Blake
Buck Young ... Logan Pearson
Lee Delano ... Joe Vito
Stephen Dunne ... Si Addams (as Steve Dunne)
Reid Smith ... Alan Trowbridge
William Katt ... Peter Addams (as Bill Katt)
Virginia Capers ... Martha
Alvy Moore ... Bill Morris
Learn more

More Like This 

The Busy Body (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Sid Caesar stars as the bumbling right hand man of mob boss Robert Ryan who is sent to find a corpse buried in a suit lined with stolen mob money.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Sid Caesar, Robert Ryan, Anne Baxter
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Seven women are the only survivors of an Apache attack on a wagon train. They must cross the desert on foot to escape the Indians who are hunting them.

Directors: Rudolf Zehetgruber, Gianfranco Parolini, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Anne Baxter, Maria Perschy, María Mahor
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man arrives in New Orleans searching for his former girlfriend, an artist who now works in a bordello.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

At Kimberley Prescott's villa, a stranger shows-up and claims he is her brother who supposedly died the previous year in a car accident.

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: Richard Todd, Anne Baxter, Herbert Lom
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two Australian sugarcane cutters spend their annual five-month vacations in Sydney with their mistresses.

Director: Leslie Norman
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Anne Baxter, John Mills
Cimarron (1960)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The Oklahoma Land Run of April 1889 sets the stage for an epic saga of a frontier adventurer, his wife and family and their friends.

Directors: Anthony Mann, Charles Walters
Stars: Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter
The Challengers (TV Movie 1970)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Racers compete in the Grand Prix.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Stars: Darren McGavin, Sean Garrison, Nico Minardos
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Swinging coffee bars, cigarettes, jazz, youthful delinquency and a copper gets killed. Did Adam Faith pull the trigger? Can Anne Baxter prove his innocence in time?

Director: Leslie Norman
Stars: Anne Baxter, Donald Sinden, Adam Faith
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When Confederate officer Colt Saunders returns to his Texas ranch after the war he finds his lands wanted by carpetbaggers and by corrupt provisional government commissioners Harrison and Cable.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Charlton Heston, Anne Baxter, Gilbert Roland
Comedy | Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1876 Colorado, the Tomahawk and Western Railroad is expanding through the Rockies, but some stagecoach operators, fearing a loss of revenue, plan to sabotage the railroad.

Director: Richard Sale
Stars: Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun
Lapin 360 (1972)
Certificate: GP Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Delia Peletier has been paid to have a child for a wealthy man who wants an heir. She has the baby and turns it over to her "employer," but subsequently decides she wants the child back. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Stars: Terry Kiser, Peggy Walton-Walker, Nehemiah Persoff


Religion changes a woman's attitude towards alcohol.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


She Was Living Only For Today





Did You Know?


Although he receives third billing on-screen, James Gregory (who plays the heroine's father) was entirely cut out of the release print that played theaters but appears on home video; the film was originally screened for Hollywood trade press at nearly a half-hour longer and was presumably cut following complaints it ran too long. See more »

User Reviews

Anne Baxter shines in religious-themed melodrama
13 July 2019 | by r-shastaSee all my reviews

A sincere melodrama that has the look and feel of a TV movie, although it played in theaters around the U.S. between 1971 and 1975. The religious-themed story attempts to show how alcoholism and drug addiction nearly claims the life of a bored socialite (Liz Adams, well played by Anne Baxter), and how Liz via the encouragement of her son and a friendly pastor comes to know God as she embraces a new, sober life. While the film's message is upbeat, THE LATE LIZ is most successful in its more sensationalized first half, as we watch the excessively drunk Liz go through two husbands, alienating one of her sons in the process and hitting all the stereotypical step-downs into a life of degradation and an overdose. The profound change that comes over her mid-movie seems rather pat and all too quick in comparison, although Liz is happily in a much better place. The uneven supporting cast includes a sour looking Steve Forrest as Liz's angry plastic surgeon husband, a cameo appearance by Jack Albertson as the pastor, Bill Katt who is good as Liz's more accepting son who also finds God as a soldier in the Vietnam War; and several familiar faces acting faux drunk at Liz's many high class parties. Foster Brooks, who was well-known in the 1970s as a comic drunk character, scores in a dramatic scene at one of the parties.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una nuova vita per Liz See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dick Ross Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Color (Metrocolor)
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed