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The Sign of the Ram (1948)

The wheelchair-bound matriarch of an English family uses her handicap to cynically manipulate all those around her. She coldly destroys a daughter's relationship with a man she truly loves,... See full summary »

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The wheelchair-bound matriarch of an English family uses her handicap to cynically manipulate all those around her. She coldly destroys a daughter's relationship with a man she truly loves, and her machinations almost drive the son's fiance to suicide. As the family realizes what she is doing, she becomes even more calculating - and mentally unbalanced. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Incredible evil!

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3 March 1948 (USA)  »

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Destino Cruel  »

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Among the well-wishers who visited Susan Peters on the set were Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes, Larry Parks, Ginger Rogers and Cornel Wilde, all of whom were under contract to or working at Columbia at the time. See more »

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Sign of Trouble
24 August 2001 | by (Warren, MI) – See all my reviews

Incredible evil in a seemingly quiet English home. Susan Peters is step-mother to three grown children and slowly becomes a dominating force over the entire family. She breaks up romance for one daughter and drives her son's fiancee to suicide. The youngest daughter Christine,played by Peggy Ann Garner,is driven to give an overdose of pills to her sister,thinking that she needs to protect her mother at all costs. Peggy Ann gives a very stirring performance when confronted with this.


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