PG | | Drama
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
Jessica Tandy won the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Daisy Werthan. At age 81, she is the oldest winner of a Best Actress Oscar.
Hello, Mr. Werthan? Yeah, it's me. Guess where I'm at? I jus' finished drivin' yo mama to da store.
Hoke Colburn: Oh, yeah, she flap around some, but she's all right, she in da store. Oh, Lord, she jus' looked out da window an' seen me on da phone... prob'ly ...
Hoke Colburn: ...
At the beginning of the movie, Daisy comes out to her car, and gets in. She turns the ignition key, and immediately, we hear the engine start. This is technically incorrect and misleading. In those days (late 1940's and early 1950's), the ignition and the starter were two separate control devices. For this Chrysler automobile, what we should have seen is this: We should have seen her turn the key, which turns on the ignition, nothing more. After that, we should have seen her press the starter button, which actually starts the engine.
$73,745 (USA) (17 December 1989)
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