The Whales of August


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Two elderly sisters, Libby Strong (Bette Davis) and Sarah Webber (Lillian Gish), travel to their summer house in Maine. The pair couldn't be less similar: Libby is blind, cynical and mean-spirited; Sarah is sunny, optimistic and healthy. Yet their shared memories and hardships -- especially the deaths of their husbands -- help bind the two together. Still, the entrance of a local fisherman (Vincent Price) into Sarah's life threatens to reopen old wounds.

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Cast and crew

Lindsay Anderson
David Berry
Bette Davis
Lillian Gish
Vincent Price
Ann Sothern
Harry Carey Jr
Margaret Ladd
Tisha Sterling
Mary Steenburgen