A gang of crooks uses the legend of a ghost haunting an old dark mansion to help them kidnap a rich man.

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Old dark mansion comedy-mystery that is too talky
19 February 2000 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

A rather silly British comedy-mystery that takes place in an old mansion & an adjoining monastery which is supposedly haunted by the Black Abbot. There is too much talk (often in the form of isolated, stagy vignettes, & too little plot. Some of the smaller roles are juicier than the major roles. For example, the parts of Aunt Mary (played by Drusilla Wills) & the maid (played by an unknown actress who keeps wiping her nose) are well done.


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