They might have preferred to wait another year or so and watch Crawford play the nut-job herself in Strait-Jacket! But that's another story...
Bergen had one of the most distinctively strange methods of running (seen to great effect in the prior year's Cape Fear as well.) Her arms would be straight out, wafting from side to side, as she trotted off. Kudos to her for doing a lot of this in spike heels!
Many of the stars of The Caretakers have been profiled here in The Underworld previously, so I won't dwell on them too much additionally, but will link to their own tributes when applicable. This film happens to contain quite a few stars who I personally favor, so this will happen several times.
here, somehow scored third-billing in The Caretakers in what is the epitome of a decorative part! She's lovely, amiable and welcome, but has practically nothing to do in the finished cut of the movie. It's almost laughable how insignificant her part is, especially compared to some of the more meaty roles her costars get to play.
post is one that focuses on this particular stage of her career and is the period of hers I am most fascinated with personally. I simply cannot get enough of the tightly-controlled, severe presence she provides here.
Williams has been offered up multiple times in The Underworld, both here and here , in particular. I just love his clean-cut looks and genial manner.
But you know I can never resist the opportunity to throw in a little beefcake whenever possible, so I give you this shot below of Williams going over his lines in-between takes. The memory works better when you're half-naked... What was I saying?? Oh...Well, anyway.recipients of a tribute. This role certainly played to her strengths. Interestingly, her character is called Nurse Bracken, which is not dissimilar in sound (nor far off in type) to Nurse Ratched of the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which was published three years after this movie's source novel.
She gives her near wordless role in The Caretakers a stunning level of feeling and commitment and provides some of the movie's rare moments of palpable emotion. Now eighty-one, she still performs in the occasional movie or TV show.
In 1971, she took on the role of Grandma Walton on The Waltons and became a household name, winning three Emmys and two Golden Globes in the process. (I will break from tradition and not go through her six losses and those winners!) Despite growing health issues, she played Grandma Walton in TV-movies up til 1997, but died in 1999 at the age of eighty-seven. She was moving a heavy safe down from the third story-attic of a condo and... LOL! No, it was from natural causes.