MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,961 this week

Daughter of Darkness (1948)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 101 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

Emily, a pretty young Irish girl, gets a job on an English farm owned by the Tallent family. The local men take to her but the women don't, objecting to her flirtatious nature with their ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 01 May 2011
 
a list of 1166 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 50 titles
created 16 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1700 titles
created 20 Jul 2012
 
a list of 240 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Daughter of Darkness (1948)

Daughter of Darkness (1948) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Daughter of Darkness.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Crawford ...
Bess Stanforth
Maxwell Reed ...
Dan
George Thorpe ...
Mr. Tallent
Barry Morse ...
Robert Stanforth
Liam Redmond ...
Father Cocoran
Cyril Smith ...
Joe
...
Julie Tallent
Denis Gordon ...
Saul Trevethick
Grant Tyler ...
Larry Tallent
Norman Shelley ...
Smithers
George Merritt ...
Constable
Ann Clery ...
Miss Foley
Arthur Hambling ...
Jacob
...
David Price
Leslie Armstrong
Edit

Storyline

Emily, a pretty young Irish girl, gets a job on an English farm owned by the Tallent family. The local men take to her but the women don't, objecting to her flirtatious nature with their men and one woman, Bess Stanforth, is especially disturbed by her. When Dan, a man from Emily's past, shows up and accuses her of having tried to kill him Beth's suspicions are further aroused, and they're confirmed when Dan is found murdered in a local barn. Beth sets out to find out exactly who Emily is and to prove that she murdered Dan. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

british noir | based on play

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 January 1950 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Daughter of Darkness  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A decent little film
8 November 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Daughter of Darkness" begins with some very cool opening credits. The font and backgrounds are quite striking and work well with the rest of the film. As for the rest of the movie, it's an odd little story about a strange woman who rubs other women the wrong way. While I thought this aspect of the story was overdone, the overall film is worth your time.

The story begins with a bunch of sexless old biddies approaching the local priest. They think that his housekeeper, Emily, is evil. Why exactly they think that is a bit vague--but apparently they hate her because men are inexplicably attracted to her (she's not THAT pretty by the way). Regardless, the priest is a wimpy guy who just wants things to be quiet, so he sends her to work for some far off folks. However, once in the new locale, once again the local women inexplicably grow to hate her. The problem is, you learn later that they have darned good reason--though they have no idea how bad she really is!

This is a good film but I think some of it was overdone. The way women almost automatically hate Emily seems ridiculous and making all this more subtle would have worked much better. Still, it is an enjoyable little film and worth seeing despite a few limitations.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Shown on Film24 Sky 157 in the UK trimmerb1234
Why so many Siobhan McKennas? keith-712-383468
Discuss Daughter of Darkness (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?