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1 June 1942 (UK) See more »
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She loved the man, even though she thought he was a murderer!
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Two teachers, man-hungry Doris and restrained Marian, visit the Yorkshire moors a year after friend Evelyn disappeared there... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Joyce Howard obituary
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Actress Howard Dies
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Superb British romantic mystery set in the misty Yorkshire moors See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Mason ... Stephen Deremid
Wilfrid Lawson ... Jim Sturrock
Mary Clare ... Mrs. Ranger
Joyce Howard ... Marian Ives
Tucker McGuire ... Doris
John Fernald ... Dr. Barry Randall
Dorothy Black ... Miss Fenwick
Amy Dalby ... Miss Miggs
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Vyvian ... Local Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Leslie Arliss 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Argyle 
Leslie Arliss 
Alan Kennington  novel

Produced by
John Argyle .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Günther Krampf 
 
Film Editing by
Flora Newton 
 
Production Design by
Duncan Sutherland 
 
Costume Design by
Jill Casson 
 
Sound Department
Harry Benson .... sound
Bert Ross .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Anscombe .... camera operator
 

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Also Known As:
"Moonlight Madness" - USA (reissue title)
"Terror House" - USA
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79 min | USA:62 min
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Deremid's statement, "I can cook 57 varieties", is a reference to Heinz' tinned soups.See more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Superb British romantic mystery set in the misty Yorkshire moors, 20 January 2008
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

This is a wholly satisfying romantic mystery tale, with excellent performances all round, well directed by Leslie Arliss, even though it was only his second film. James Mason delivers a powerful, brooding, mysterious performance as a tormented composer living a life of isolation in an ancient house in the moors, playing Schubert in the dark, surrounded by peat bogs, 'cut off from the world', and often flooded in. It is hard to believe that Mason made one of the worst films ever, with one of the worst performances ever ('Secret Mission'), in the very same year. Must be the directors. Mary Clare is amazingly eerie and haunting in her character role, and Joyce Howard is a charming, fresh-faced ingenue with eyes full of hope - frightened eyes, but hopeful. Wifred Lawson is a marvellous character study of a thicko in thrall to Mary Clare. Plenty of mist, lots of full moons, mysterious deaths, secret rooms, it's all there. Oh yes, and let's not forget the maidens in distress who conquer their fears for love, and the good time gal who wants to get back to town where 'all those delicious men in RAF uniforms' are. This really is a good one.

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