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So Evil My Love (1948)

Olivia Harwood, missionary's widow, meets charming Mark Bellis, artist and rogue, on the ship taking them both back to 1890s London. When Olivia opens a lodging house Mark becomes her ... See full summary »

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Susan Courtney
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Jarvis
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Henry Courtney
Raymond Lovell ...
Edgar Bellamy
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Mrs. Courtney
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Roderick Lovell ...
Sir John Curle
Muriel Aked ...
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Dr. Krylie
Maureen Delaney ...
Curtis
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Mr. Watson
Ernest Jay ...
Smathers
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Coroner
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Olivia Harwood, missionary's widow, meets charming Mark Bellis, artist and rogue, on the ship taking them both back to 1890s London. When Olivia opens a lodging house Mark becomes her lodger, then her lover. Olivia falls so completely under amoral Mark's spell that he's able to overcome her scruples, and soon she's his willing tool in an ambitious scheme of theft and blackmail...maybe too ambitious. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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6 August 1948 (USA)  »

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Agora... Que Deus Me Castigue  »

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Elements of the plot are based on the mysterious death of barrister Charles Bravo in 1876. See more »

Quotes

Kitty Feathers: Oh, Mark! You say things so prettily. But I never quite know what's going on inside your head.
Mark Bellis: One day I'll tell you. You may not like it.
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"This is a true story... one of the strangest chapters in the annals of crime. Its characters lived more than fifty years ago... the leading figures in a passionate game of love and murder. It began on a sailing vessel homeward bound from the West Indies for Liverpool..." See more »

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Music by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Victor Young
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Well constructed psychological film
16 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

One of those 40's/50's movies where everyone looks gorgeous and the acting is so subdued you'd think the cast was sleepwalking. Still, its a good psychological character study, and I kept watching just to find out what was going to happen.


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