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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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Cast

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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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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
walking on quicksand, 27 April 2006
Author: RanchoTuVu from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Two young school teachers (Joyce Howard and Tucker McGuire) venture out to the Yorkshire moors to find out what happened to one of their colleagues who went out there and never came back. The joke is that she met someone and fell in love. Arriving in a convincing looking torrential rainstorm, they slog through the mud, lucky to avoid the deadly bogs, and encounter a brooding James Mason, who plays a shell-shocked veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and who reluctantly lets them spend the night in his country house on the conditions that they lock the bedroom door, and leave the following morning. McGuire is the party girl while Howard plays the sincere and serious part, a nice match for the troubled Mason. Forced to stay more time because of the impassable conditions, Howard and Mason begin to fall in love. Mason's caretakers are two ruthless opportunists played by Mary Clare and Wilfrid Lawson, both of whom are outstanding in their evil roles. The idea that they have convinced Mason that he's a dangerous mental case seems a bit flimsy, but their sinister portrayals are anything but, aided by the shadowy lighting that illuminates their facial closeups. When we find out what really happened to the missing teacher, that she met up with these two, and that the lovely Joyce Howard is next, it creates a tenable level of menace. The final scene on the darkened moors with the treacherous bogs is right out of the textbook.

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