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The Whales of August 1987

  • October 14, 1987
  • 90 mins
  • Lindsay Anderson
  • David Berry (screenplay)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama
The Screen's Immortals... A movie you'll never forget.

The Whales of August is a 1987 film based on a play by David Berry starring Bette Davis and Lillian Gish as elderly sisters. Also in the cast were Ann Sothern as one of their friends, and Vincent Price as a peripheral member of the former Russian aristocracy. The film was shot on location on Maine's Cliff Island. The house still stands and is a popular subject of artists on the island. The film was directed by Lindsay Anderson, his final feature film, and the screenplay was adapted by David Berry from his own play.


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