Others have already mentioned it here but I want to add my own two cents worth of appreciation for the sensitivity of Vincent Price's characterization as the displaced aging Russian aristocrat in The Whales of August.
Price brings a gallant chivalry to the role of this proud gentleman in search of a place to stay in his final years. He courts Lillian Gish in his own gentle manner with the hopes of finding a home with her, as well as companionship. There is a moment, though, of cruelty in which Bette Davis's bitter character bluntly informs him that he will not be welcomed in their shared home.
The shock and pain register in Price's eyes as he is momentarily stunned into silence. He then responds to her with a grace at this moment of defeat that is heart wrenching. He remains homeless but his breeding and pride refuse to betray his personal anguish. Vincent Price makes this fragile, elegant character one to remember.
It's the performances of the actresses that seems to get most of the attention in The Whales of August (including an Oscar nomination for Ann Sothern), but it was Price's beautifully understated performance that touched me the most of all.
Vincent Price will always be remembered primarily as a "horror" actor but this film shows, among others, that he was far more than that.