#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna Tinsley. The crazed Page, left only a stamp album by her husband, takes money from her housekeepers, kills them, and buries the bodies in her garden. Alice is a widow too. So is neighbor Harriet Vaughn. Lots of widows here.
Plot: As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna Tilsney. The crazed Page, left only a stamp album by her husband, takes money from her housekeepers, kills them, and buries the bodies in her garden. Alice is a widow too. So is neighbor Harriet Vaughn. Lots of widows here.
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For Geraldine Page Fans
Geraldine Page and a lively script lift this otherwise b-grade film to the status of cult classic. With her unique voice and mannered style of method acting, Page has never disappointed me in any of her many performances. And in this thriller, Theodore Apstein’s clever screenplay gives the inimitable Page ample opportunity to portray a woman who, although inwardly venomous, amuses viewers in a stylized, aristocratic sort of way. In a major support role, feisty Ruth Gordon adds spunk. All of which adds up to 101 minutes of viewing fun, despite a grating, fingernails-on-the-blackboard music score, and dubious production values which, toward the film’s end, have a black Lincoln turning yellow, then black, then yellow again, and back to black, in the span of 43 seconds. Charming.
It has no idea what tone to aim for, and the brackish color gives it a cheap feel…
Housekeepers turn up missing after going to work for financially-strapped Arizona widow Geraldine Page; Ruth Gordon, a companion to one of the missing ladies, applies for the position in order to do some snooping. Pairing permanently-loony Page with feisty Gordon might’ve resulted in a darkly comic masterpiece of suspense–but “Alice” isn’t it. Without giving too much away, I can only say that Gordon is given the shaft in such a way that I think the screenwriter was as crazy as Page. The film sets up a decent premise, but the tone seems off from the start: is this supposed to be a no-holds-barred thriller or is meant to be a little campy? I just found it ugly, and the desert locales aren’t well captured (maybe it was the dingy color?). Page isn’t really in character here (not that there’s much of one), she’s just relying on shtick. As for Gordon, she comes on loaded for bear, but the filmmakers have no idea what to do with her and the viewer’s expectations are dashed. Any hopes of screen fireworks from these dueling divas fizzles out due to the crude, basic writing. It’s a star-pairing which proves to be a wasted affair. ** from ****
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director Lee H. Katzin, Bernard Girard
Writer Theodore Apstein, Ursula Curtiss
Actors Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm