She was noted for playing unsympathetic, sardonic characters, and was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from. Perfect family movie to watch before thanksgiving or any time of year. Bette davis celebrity profile check out the latest bette davis photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. Creative projects inc sony pictures television when the matriarch of the winfield family discovers her nephew is trying to sell his share of the family land, she decides its time to right the situation and reunite the disparate family members. Find movie and film cast and crew information for family reunion 1981 fielder cook on allmovie. The gal still has it after all these years in the movie business. She was nominated for an oscar 8 times and was the first woman president of the motion picture academy of arts and sciences. Family reunion by fielder cook david rounds, bette davis, j. In her absence, davis small town falls prey to corruptive influences, but. Miss davis is absolutely one of the alltime greats, miss. This article is about the 1981 television movie starring bette davis. Written for television by allan sloane, family reunion stars bette davis as an ageing new england schoolteacher who is given an unlimited bus ticket as a retirement present.
Department of afroamerican research arts culture 373,529 views 1. The run of films from one year, 1934, was nice and i had never seen the big shakedown and it has been years since i saw jimmy the gent and fashions of 1934. Central to the book is a family reunion for july 4 independence day celebrations, when tensions reached a head between bette and jeremy. It had been a huge operation, with bette and kathryn preparing to make sure everything would be perfect for the arrival of the family for. Cast and crew credits for family reunion, 1981, with bette davis, j ashley hyman, david huddleston, at turner classic movies. Family reunion tv is a film directed by fielder cook with bette davis, j.
Bette davis, gena rowlands, ford rainey family reunion tv movie 1981. Bette davis as sotm november 2019 star of the month. Family reunion is a film about a family named winfield returning back to a town named for said family. Written for television by allan sloane, family reunion stars bette davis as an. With bette davis, james stewart, melinda dillon, priscilla morrill. Wish there were more movies like this, showing how important, family is. Bette daviss assistant tells all in new book daily mail. Bette davis is a new england schoolteacher, put out to pasture after 50 years of dedicated service, who sets out to rediscover her family large enough to keep a soap opera going for years only to discover that the town that bears the family name and her home for her lifetime is threatened with extinction by certain members of the clan who are in cahoots with a land developer. Great actress, never fails giving 100% in her work and had. The formidable bette davis stars as the matriarch of the winfield family, whose ties have become strained over the years as the result of a family fallingout.
Bette davis inspires offspring of stars the new york. Family reunion vhs, 1999, 2tape set for sale online ebay. Family reunion is a 1981 tv movie starring screen icon bette davis all about eve as an elderly woman trying to save her home town from becoming a shopping mall. Cimino 1982 tv movie right of way 1983 tv movie murder with. Over the years the family has spread out over the country with one exception. On location with family reunion, its not surprising that the source of her inspiration is not so much her parents as bette davis. Bette davis filmography, movie list, tv shows and acting. Spinster aunt bette davis stayed in the town and taught elementary school. This article needs additional citations for verification. Aged child star baby jane hudson torments her crippled sister, as both women descend into madness that will still have you on the edge of your seat. Bette started the 1980s with appearances in films the watcher in the woods 1980 and skyward the same year, and family reunion 1981. Ruth elizabeth bette davis was a famous american film, television and theatre actress. In her absence, davis small town falls prey to corruptive influences, but with the help of her more honest relatives four generations.
Bette davis drew her tiny frame up to its full 5 feet 3 inches, clapped her hands. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres. With a career spanning 60 years and 100 acting credits, she is regarded as one of the greatest actresses in hollywood history. Bette davis has 2 stars on the hollywood walk of fame one for tv, the other for movies. The cast of family reunion, bunched on the sloping lawn of a long. Joan crawford wasnt the only movie star to get a bad maternal rap. Family reunion this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a dvdr disc. Elizabeth winfield is a retired teacher and matriarch of a. The family reunion was a war of snarky words and negative fireworks. Ashley hyman, david huddleston, john shea, roy dotrice, fielder cook. I have a question, first of all i did enjoy the movie but my question is does the movie end with bette davis making a phone call to the young lawyer. Ashley hyman, david huddleston, john shea, roy dotrice, david rounds, kathryn walker, roberts blossom, roberta wallach, jeff mccracken. Bette davis filmography including movies from released projects, in theatres, in production and upcoming films.
Really enjoyed the first night of bette davis as sotm. The formidable bette davis stars as the matriarch of the winfield family, whose ties have become strained over the years as the result of a family falling. The story is heartwarming, and bette davis did did an excellent job as matriarch of the family. Bentornata zia elisabeth family reunion sceneggiato 2. Bette davis was married 4 times, all ending in divorce. Skeffington 1944 fanny trellis skeffington old acquaintance 1943 katherine kit marlowe thank your lucky stars 1943 bette davis watch on the rhine. April 5, 1908 october 6, 1989 was an american actress of film, television and theater. An innocent family reunion descends into allout chaos when simmering resentment and unspoken animosities rise to the surface in director red grants affectionate and reflective comedy. Ruth elizabeth bette davis april 5, 1908 october 6, 1989 was an american actress of film, television and theatre. Skyward 1980 tv movie family reunion 1981 tv movie piano for mrs. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on youtube. However, in 1983 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent a mastectomy, but suffered four strokes after surgery. Special edition, anniversary edition, amaray case joan crawford, bette davis. She uses this gift to visit the farthestflung members of her longestranged family.317 243 856 21 105 469 1019 1388 190 521 646 1343 1224 1479 1135 476 1209 1161 1101 24 127 626 362 1230 941 380 1227 1104 1386 284 1395 930 902 1272 300 533