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.
THE DARK SECRET OF HARVEST HOME - 1978 miniseries with Bette Davis.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/14/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 1||09/26/2012|
Watching poor Worthy burn up scared me as a kid. That was pretty violent for TV back then.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/26/2012|
The book was really good - I think it was Tryon's first book after THE OTHER. But I remember the movie being disappointing.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/26/2012|
Where did you find the uncut, 3-hour version, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/26/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||09/26/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||09/26/2012|
I loved the 1970's tv movies
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/26/2012|
I was a scardie-cat, my mom wouldn't let me watch it.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/26/2012|
r3 is correct. The miniseries ain't all that, the consensus was the book was much better.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/26/2012|
Tom Tryon was a homo, wasn't he?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/26/2012|
His lover was 70's porno star and After Dark cover boy, Calvin Culver.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/26/2012|
He was co-star with Marilyn Monroe in her unfinished "Something's Got to Give."
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/26/2012|
I only read the book -- and I loved it.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/26/2012|
[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 Anonymous||reply 14||09/26/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 15||09/27/2012|
Plow the furrow, plant the corn.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/28/2012|
And Rosanna Arquette as the teen daughter! Watched it last night. Just read the book. The miniseries followed the book fairly well.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/07/2012|
Give us a SPOILER!!!
What exactly is the dark secret????
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|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/07/2012|
MAAAKE YEEE....THE COOOOOOOORRNNN!!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/07/2012|
I will nevaaaaah raze my glaass to DL!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||10/07/2012|
All them witches!!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/07/2012|
I had forgotten how hot I thought actor David Ackroyd was back in the 70's.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/07/2012|
How do we know so much about this if it is something than no man may know, nor woman tell.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/08/2012|
Tryon was hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/08/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||11/12/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/12/2013|
Scream, pretty Peggy!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/14/2013|