Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter

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Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter
Genre Drama
Written by Michael de Guzman
Directed by Milton Katselas
Starring Bette Davis
Gena Rowlands
Ford Rainey
Donald Moffat
Music by Fred Karlin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Robert W. Christiansen
Rick Rosenberg
Ric Rondell (associate producer)
Location(s) Mendocino, California
Cinematography James Crabe
Editor(s) Millie Moore
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Chris-Rose Productions
Distributor CBS
Original network CBS
Original release May 13, 1979 (1979-05-13)

Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter is a 1979 American made-for-television drama film starring Bette Davis and Gena Rowlands, directed by Milton Katselas. It was broadcast May 13, 1979 on CBS.

Davis won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her performance.


Bette Davis stars as Lucy Mason, an embittered New England widow who, after an estrangement of 20 years, is reunited with her daughter Abigail (Gena Rowlands). The two women attempt to repair their relationship when the daughter is diagnosed with cancer.

Ford Rainey, Donald Moffat, Whit Bissell and Royal Dano also appear.


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