Ladies in Retirement


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

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  1. Reginald Denham


  2. Charles Vidor


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  1. Ida Lupino

    Ida Lupino

    Ellen Creed

  2. Louis Hayward

    Louis Hayward

    Albert Feather

  3. Evelyn Keyes

    Evelyn Keyes


  4. Elsa Lanchester

    Elsa Lanchester

    Emily Creed

  5. Edith Barrett

    Edith Barrett

    Louisa Creed

  6. Isobel Elsom

    Isobel Elsom

    Leonora Fiske

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • September 9, 1941



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A review by John Chard

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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