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THE DARK SECRET OF HARVEST HOME - 1978 miniseries with Bette Davis.

Watching the complete two part 3 hour miniseries (the commercial video release was edited to two hours) which is perfect as we enter autumn. Based on the novel HARVEST HOME by Thomas Tryon. Still holds up. Davis, David Ackroyd,Joanna Miles and Rosanna Arquette as a teenager. I had forgotten what a hunk actor John Calvin was in the 70's.

by Anonymousreply 2911/14/2013

Loved seeing the original broadcast as a kid. For years after we said of anything that would draw disapproval, "It's AGAINST the WAYS!"

by Anonymousreply 109/26/2012

Watching poor Worthy burn up scared me as a kid. That was pretty violent for TV back then.

by Anonymousreply 209/26/2012

The book was really good - I think it was Tryon's first book after THE OTHER. But I remember the movie being disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 309/26/2012

Where did you find the uncut, 3-hour version, OP?

by Anonymousreply 409/26/2012

IOffer! R4. There are two listings under television. But if you check, read the comments and get the one that is described as being good quality. I believe it was $8.00 and the seller got it out pronto.

by Anonymousreply 509/26/2012

R4- I rechecked. The one listed by 'apples and oranges.' It's on two DVDs but instead of starting part 2 on the second DVD, she continues the first half of Part 2 on the first disc following the end credits for Part One. The rest of Part Two is on the second disc. Npt bad at all. I also found (thru another seller) the 1978 BBC 4 part adaptation of DuMaurier's REBECCA with Jeremy Brett. I remember seeing that the one time it was broadcast PBS? and it's never been available commercially.

by Anonymousreply 609/26/2012

I loved the 1970's tv movies

by Anonymousreply 709/26/2012

I was a scardie-cat, my mom wouldn't let me watch it.

by Anonymousreply 809/26/2012

r3 is correct. The miniseries ain't all that, the consensus was the book was much better.

by Anonymousreply 909/26/2012

Tom Tryon was a homo, wasn't he?

by Anonymousreply 1009/26/2012

His lover was 70's porno star and After Dark cover boy, Calvin Culver.

by Anonymousreply 1109/26/2012

He was co-star with Marilyn Monroe in her unfinished "Something's Got to Give."

by Anonymousreply 1209/26/2012

I only read the book -- and I loved it.

by Anonymousreply 1309/26/2012

[quote]I had forgotten what a hunk actor John Calvin was in the 70's.

Wasn't he "discovered" by Paul Lynde? Total hunk!!!!

by Anonymousreply 1409/26/2012

I loved Cornwall Coombe and Soakes Lonesome, but Jack Stump being sewn up and Worthy being hung as a scarecrow and burned were scary to a kid. I still shout "curse the corn!" and "G-d the mother!" whenever the feeling is right.

by Anonymousreply 1509/27/2012

Plow the furrow, plant the corn.

by Anonymousreply 1609/28/2012

And Rosanna Arquette as the teen daughter! Watched it last night. Just read the book. The miniseries followed the book fairly well.

by Anonymousreply 1710/07/2012

Give us a SPOILER!!!

What exactly is the dark secret????

by Anonymousreply 1810/07/2012

Here, R18

by Anonymousreply 1910/07/2012


by Anonymousreply 2010/07/2012

I will nevaaaaah raze my glaass to DL!

by Anonymousreply 2110/07/2012

Bette Davis was so creepy in this. She was doing a lot of TV movies at this time. I remember there always seemed to be a Bette Davis TV movie aired during sweeps week.

by Anonymousreply 2210/07/2012

All them witches!!

by Anonymousreply 2310/07/2012

I had forgotten how hot I thought actor David Ackroyd was back in the 70's.

by Anonymousreply 2410/07/2012

How do we know so much about this if it is something than no man may know, nor woman tell.

by Anonymousreply 2510/08/2012

Tryon was hot.

by Anonymousreply 2610/08/2012

Just watched this on Youtube - it's fun! Bette steals scenes (as always) and the big blonde farmer guy was hot. I didn't even recognize Rosanna Arquette at first.

by Anonymousreply 2711/12/2013

[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]

by Anonymousreply 2811/12/2013

Scream, pretty Peggy!!!

by Anonymousreply 2911/14/2013
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