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Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982)

The story deals with Gloria Vanderbilt's difficult coming-of-age when, at eleven, she was a pawn in a custody battle between her sybaritic mother and her aunt.

Director:

Waris Hussein

Writers:

Barbara Goldsmith (book), William Hanley (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Lansbury ... Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
Christopher Plummer ... Reggie Vanderbilt
Maureen Stapleton ... Nurse Emma Kieslich
Martin Balsam ... Nathan Burkan
Barnard Hughes ... Justice John Francis Carew
Glynis Johns ... Laura Fitzpatrick Morgan
John Hillerman ... Maury Paul
Michael Gross ... Gilchrist
Joseph Maher ... Smythe
Lucy Gutteridge ... Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
Bette Davis ... Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt (as Betty Davis)
Jennifer Dundas ... Little Gloria
Rosalyn Landor ... Thelma Morgan Converse
Leueen Willoughby ... Consuelo Morgan
Ken Pogue ... Judge James Aloycious Foley (as Kenneth Pogue)
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Storyline

The story deals with Gloria Vanderbilt's difficult coming-of-age when, at eleven, she was a pawn in a custody battle between her sybaritic mother and her aunt.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Money, glamour, scandal . . . The story of Little Gloria Vanderbilt. [Video] [Australia]

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Drama

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gloria Vanderbilt See more »

Filming Locations:

Brockville, Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Bette Davis, Christopher Plummer, Maureen Stapleton and Martin Balsam; and two Oscar nominees: Angela Lansbury and Glynis Johns. See more »

Goofs

The voiceover at the end states that Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt died in 1964. She in fact died in February 1965. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cheers: Little Carla, Happy at Last: Part 1 (1987) See more »

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Excellent cast
13 February 2003 | by scarlet_8See all my reviews

This movie was very well done. Lucy Gutteridge did a wonderful and believable portrayal of Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt. You can feel her pain as you follow along. The actress who played little Gloria looked just like Gloria Laura Vanderbilt which helped to make her credible. Angela Lansbury was also amazing as Gertrude Vanderbilt, I ended up disliking her by the end of the movie (which is rare for this actress). Definitely see this movie.


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