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Better Late Than Never (1979)

Harry Landers is a feisty senior citizen who refuses to abide by the rules in a stodgy retirement home run by a dour Ms. Davis, in which Harry leads a revolt by the other goated senior ... See full summary »

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Richard Crenna

Writers:

John Carpenter, Robert Stitzel (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harold Gould ... Harry Landers
Strother Martin ... J.D. Ashcroft
Tyne Daly ... Ms. Davis
Harry Morgan ... Mr. Scott
Marjorie Bennett ... Marjorie Crane
Victor Buono ... Dr. Zoltan Polos
George Gobel ... Captain Taylor
Jeanette Nolan ... Lavinia Leventhal
Donald Pleasence ... Colonel Riddle
Larry Storch ... Sheriff
Lou Jacobi ... Milton Cohen
Paula Trueman ... Alke Elam
William Bogert ... Rapist
Joyce Bulifant ... Jean Wallace
Woody Chambliss Woody Chambliss ... (as Woodrow Chambliss)
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Storyline

Harry Landers is a feisty senior citizen who refuses to abide by the rules in a stodgy retirement home run by a dour Ms. Davis, in which Harry leads a revolt by the other goated senior citizen residents against the establishment. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bättre sent än aldrig See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Last TV Movie role of Strother Martin. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Ms. Davis: Damn you, Harry Landers!
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Soundtracks

You're Never Too Young
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Charles Fox
Sung by Fred Astaire
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The Poem you seek
7 September 2011 | by danask9See all my reviews

is titled, "Do not stand at my grave and weep" written by Mary Elizabeth Frye in 1932. I do not recall seeing this television movie however came across a newspaper "Q & A" clipping sent by a reader which referenced this movie and requested copy of the poem. The clipping printed the poem and noted the author as unknown and stated the writer of the TV movie heard it at a Hollywood funeral and incorporated it into the TV drama. In my experience many recall parts of the poem however the poet remains relatively obscure. I believe it may have been her most renowned work of poetry and has obviously inspired and comforted so many.


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