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You'll Like My Mother (1972)

Francesa Kinsolving, a very pregnant widow whose husband was recently killed in action in Vietnam, travels to visit her late husband's mother in a snowy Minnesota town only to get snowed in... See full summary »

Director:

Lamont Johnson

Writers:

Jo Heims, Naomi A. Hintze (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patty Duke ... Francesca Kinsolving
Rosemary Murphy ... Mrs. Kinsolving
Richard Thomas ... Kenny
Sian Barbara Allen ... Kathleen
Dennis Rucker Dennis Rucker ... Red Cooper
Harold Congdon Harold Congdon ... Man
James Glazman James Glazman ... Breadman
James Neumann James Neumann ... Joey
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Francesa Kinsolving, a very pregnant widow whose husband was recently killed in action in Vietnam, travels to visit her late husband's mother in a snowy Minnesota town only to get snowed in during a fierce blizzard where she's forced to wait it out only to slowly uncover some terrible dark secrets that Mrs. Kinsolving has been hiding, one of them is her psychotic other son, a recent escapee from a lunatic asylum, who is shacked up in the basement of the house. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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Run for your life! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sob a Sombra da Outra See more »

Filming Locations:

Duluth, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed at the Congdon Mansion in Duluth, MN. After the murder of mansion owner and prominent heiress Elisabeth Congdon in 1977, a movie theatre in Duluth revived the movie at midnight showings (much to the chagrin of the Congdon family). See more »

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The closing credits roll down instead of up. See more »

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Woman-in-distress thriller...without many thrills
19 October 2007 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Capable cast goes through the motions in a predictable, mechanical snowbound thriller, yet another in a long line of genre screamers pitting one 'helpless' woman against a gang of crazies. This time it's Patty Duke's turn to portray the captive: a pregnant widow who goes to visit her mother-in-law for the first time in frigid Minnesota and quickly finds herself unable to flee. Director Lamont Johnson, who ended up having a very spotty resume of good films and duds, handles the story in a workman-like, perfunctory way without a drop of self-effacing humor or even morbid interest. Very piqued, despite the convincing surroundings and Duke's innate likability. *1/2 from ****


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