The Anniversary

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The Anniversary ★★ 1968

One-eyed monster mom Mrs. Taggart (Bette at her baddest) gives new meaning to the word “possessive.” Thoroughly cowing her three grown sons, she manages to get them to come home each year on the wedding anniversary to the husband she despised. Only this time, the trio tell her they're going to live their own lives. Hah—not if mom has anything to do with it. Based on the play by Bill MacIlwraith. 93m/ C VHS, DVD . GB Bette Davis, Jack Hedley, James Cossins, Christian Roberts, Sheila Hancock, Elaine Taylor; D: Roy Ward Baker; W: Jimmy Sangster; C: Henry Waxman; M: Philip Martell.