The Whales of August

The Whales of August

Elderly blind Mainer (Bette Davis) depends totally on her sister (Lillian Gish).

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The Whales of August


Drama90 Mins1987

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.


  • Touching
  • Mellow
  • Heartwarming