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Status: Released

Runtime: 91

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Language: en

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Content Score: 93

5.2/10 (3 votes)


In this gothic tale, a housekeeper tries to juggle taking care of a retired actress and keeping an eye on her two sisters.


The Great Broadway Melodrama comes to flaming life on the screen!


Director: Charles Vidor

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Ida Lupino

Ida Lupino
as Ellen Creed

Louis Hayward

Louis Hayward
as Albert Feather

Evelyn Keyes

Evelyn Keyes
as Lucy

Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Lanchester
as Emily Creed

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A review by John Chard

As queer as mice in a cage.

Ladies in Retirement is directed by Charles Vidor and adapted to screenplay by Garrett Ford from the Reginald Denham and Edward Percy play of the same name. It stars Ida Lupino, Louis Hayward, Evelyn Keyes, Elsa Lanchester, Edith Barrett and Isobel Elsom. Music is by Ernst Toch and cinematography by George Barnes.

A housekeeper takes drastic action when the head of the household insists that her two batty sisters be evicted the next day…

Willow, Tit Willow, Tit Willow.

Hee, the title conjures up images of some batty biddy comedy set in a retirement home,... read the rest.


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