The Whisperers

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  • Genre(s): Drama Thriller
  • Release year: 1967
  • Running time: 107 min
The Whisperers stars Dame Edith Evans as a lonely old woman whose imagination is getting the better of her sanity. She insists that she hears "whisperers" plotting and planning against her at all times; she also believes that these imaginary entities are spying on her. read more
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The Whisperers stars Dame Edith Evans as a lonely old woman whose imagination is getting the better of her sanity. She insists that she hears "whisperers" plotting and planning against her at all times; she also believes that these imaginary entities are spying on her. So suspicious is Ms. Evans of her nonexistent whisperers that she fails to notice the very real predators around her. She is robbed of her life's savings by a nasty "friend" (Avis Brunnage), and is exploited by her estranged con-artist husband (Eric Portman) and her no-good son (Ronald Fraser) Even when she catches on to the duplicity of others, Ms. Evans is so far gone with her "whisperers" that the authorities refuse to believe her. Seedy and sordid though it may be, The Whisperers won Edith Evans the Best Actress award from the New York Critics' Circle.

Original Release

07/18/1967

Cast

Edith Evans Mrs. Ross
Nanette Newman The Girl Upstairs
Harry Baird The Man Upstairs
Jack Austin Police Sergeant
Gerald Sim Mr. Conrad
Lionel Gamlin Mr. Conrad's Colleague
Oliver MacGreevy 2nd Redeemer
Ronald Fraser Charlie Ross
Kenneth Griffith Mr. Weaver
Avis Bunnage Mrs. Noonan
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Bryan Forbes

Writers

Bryan Forbes, Robert Nicolson

Cast

Edith Evans Mrs. Ross
Nanette Newman The Girl Upstairs
Harry Baird The Man Upstairs
Jack Austin Police Sergeant
Gerald Sim Mr. Conrad
Lionel Gamlin Mr. Conrad's Colleague
Oliver MacGreevy 2nd Redeemer
Ronald Fraser Charlie Ross
Kenneth Griffith Mr. Weaver
Avis Bunnage Mrs. Noonan
Leonard Rossiter Assistance Board Officer
Margaret Tyzack Hospital Almoner
Eric Portman Archie Ross
Robert Russell Andy
Clare Kelly Prostitute
Glen Farmer 1st Redeemer
John Orchard Grogan
Peter Thompson Publican
Sarah Forbes Mrs. Ross When Young
Penny Spencer Mavis Noonan

Producers

Editors

Anthony Harvey

1968 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1968 Golden Globe Best English-Language Foreign Film Nominated
1968 Golden Globe Best Actress - Drama Won
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