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Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979)

A woman who left home 20 years ago under acrimonious circumstances finds out that she is terminally ill. She returns home and tries to rebuild her relationship with her embittered mother ... See full summary »

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Milton Katselas
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bette Davis ... Lucy Mason
Gena Rowlands ... Abigail Mason
Ford Rainey ... Mr. Meecham
Donald Moffat ... Wally Ball
Whit Bissell ... Dr. Henry Blodgett
Royal Dano ... Mr. Willis
Kate Riehl Kate Riehl ... Mrs. Brighton
Krishan Timberlake Krishan Timberlake ... Louis Spencer
Renee McDonell Renee McDonell ... Joan Spencer
Sally Kemp ... Mildred Sloate
Don Fosse Don Fosse ... Bartender
Son Salo Son Salo ... Third Kid
John Zunino John Zunino ... Clerk
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A woman who left home 20 years ago under acrimonious circumstances finds out that she is terminally ill. She returns home and tries to rebuild her relationship with her embittered mother before she dies. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strangers See more »

Filming Locations:

Mendocino, California, USA

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Production Co:

Chris/Rose Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Lucy Mason: You're not welcome, but you'll do what suits you. You ALWAYS did what suited you!
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One of my favorites.
28 December 1998 | by mcnancySee all my reviews

I "discovered" Bette Davis when I was a teenager and read her autobiography. After that I made every effort to view as many of her movies as I could and became an avid fan. This movie is an example of some of her finest work. I can vividly remember, even after all this time, one particularly emotional scene between Bette and Gena in which Bette, as the mother, lets her daughter know how painful it is to love someone the way she loves her daughter. It's powerful stuff and quite thought provoking. If this movie is ever replayed on TV or is available on video, do yourself a favor and watch it. You'll see why Davis is considered one of the greatest actresses of all time.


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