You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

You’ll Like My Mother

You'll Like My Mother is a quietly intense thriller spotlighting excellent performances by Patty Duke and Rosemary Murphy. The film avoids explicit physical gore, instead stimulating intellectual and unseen menace.

Cast:
Patty Duke Rosemary Murphy Richard Thomas Sian Barbara Allen Dennis Rucker Harold Congdon

You’ll Like My Mother is a quietly intense thriller spotlighting excellent performances by Patty Duke and Rosemary Murphy. The film avoids explicit physical gore, instead stimulating intellectual and unseen menace.

The novel by Naomi A. Hintze has been adapted into a moody atmosphere script which carefully and logically piles puzzle and confusion on Duke, a pregnant widow who comes for a first-time visit to her mother-in-law (Murphy). The latter’s cold, gushing and blase attitude, compounded by a winter blizzard, a mentally-retarded girl played by Sian Barbara Allen, and the presence of Richard Thomas, cast as a deranged rape-murderer relative, add up to a situation which finds an audience rooting for Duke and her nursing infant.

You'll Like My Mother

Production: Crosby/Universal. Director Lamont Johnson; Producer Mort Briskin; Screenplay Jo Heims; Camera Jack A. Marta; Editor Edward M. Abroms; Music Gil Melle; Art Director William D. De Cinces

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1972. Running time: 93 MIN.

With: Patty Duke Rosemary Murphy Richard Thomas Sian Barbara Allen Dennis Rucker Harold Congdon

More Film

  • Josh Brolin'Only the Brave' film screening,

    Josh Brolin Mourns 'Deadpool 2' Stuntwoman's Death: It Was an 'Absolute Freak Accident'

    You’ll Like My Mother is a quietly intense thriller spotlighting excellent performances by Patty Duke and Rosemary Murphy. The film avoids explicit physical gore, instead stimulating intellectual and unseen menace. The novel by Naomi A. Hintze has been adapted into a moody atmosphere script which carefully and logically piles puzzle and confusion on Duke, a […]

  • 'Surviving Peace' Review: Does Israel Truly

    Film Review: 'Surviving Peace'

    You’ll Like My Mother is a quietly intense thriller spotlighting excellent performances by Patty Duke and Rosemary Murphy. The film avoids explicit physical gore, instead stimulating intellectual and unseen menace. The novel by Naomi A. Hintze has been adapted into a moody atmosphere script which carefully and logically piles puzzle and confusion on Duke, a […]

  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Set to Top Sluggish Weekend Ahead of 'Geostorm'

    You’ll Like My Mother is a quietly intense thriller spotlighting excellent performances by Patty Duke and Rosemary Murphy. The film avoids explicit physical gore, instead stimulating intellectual and unseen menace. The novel by Naomi A. Hintze has been adapted into a moody atmosphere script which carefully and logically piles puzzle and confusion on Duke, a […]

  • Wong Kar-wai Gets Lumière, Talks Influences,

    Wong Kar-wai Honored in Lyon, Talks Early Influences, Bruce Lee, Hong Kong Handover and Bigger Canvas for ‘Grandmaster’

    You’ll Like My Mother is a quietly intense thriller spotlighting excellent performances by Patty Duke and Rosemary Murphy. The film avoids explicit physical gore, instead stimulating intellectual and unseen menace. The novel by Naomi A. Hintze has been adapted into a moody atmosphere script which carefully and logically piles puzzle and confusion on Duke, a […]

  • 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

    Film Review: 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

    You’ll Like My Mother is a quietly intense thriller spotlighting excellent performances by Patty Duke and Rosemary Murphy. The film avoids explicit physical gore, instead stimulating intellectual and unseen menace. The novel by Naomi A. Hintze has been adapted into a moody atmosphere script which carefully and logically piles puzzle and confusion on Duke, a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content