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The Man in Black (1949)

A yogi seemingly dies while simulating death and his evil second wife, and her daughter, try to force his daughter into insanity for control of his estate.

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Betty Ann Davies ...
Sheila Burrell ...
Janice
Sidney James ...
Henry Clavering / Hodson
Anthony Forwood ...
Victor Harrington
Hazel Penwarden ...
Joan Clavering
Valentine Dyall ...
The Man in Black - Story-Teller
Courtney Hope ...
Mrs. Carter
Mollie Palmer ...
Elsie
Laurence Baskcomb ...
Sandford
Gerald Case ...
Doctor
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Henry Clavering suspects his second wife Bertha is trying to drive his daughter (by his first marriage) insane, to stop her inheriting his money. He decides to use his yoga skills to pretend to be dead, and thereby expose her villainy. Written by Anonymous

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Rehash of Gaslight
14 April 2014 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Basically this film is a rehash of Gasslight,with a will making conditions right for a plot to send the daughter mad.Why a father would want to put such a condition in a will is rather unclear.in fact much of this film is hazy and unclear.It is always clear that Sid James is playing 2 characters.However one has to assume that he is in league with the doctor who pronounces him dead at the séance.Far too much of this film,for budgetary reasons takes place off screen.Sometimes it is extremely confusing so too often events are referred to rather than witnessed Also the second wife and her daughter are really no more than caricatures.Hammer and Sid James would both get much better.


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