Mary Herries has a passion for art and fine furniture. Even though she is getting on in years, she enjoys being around these priceless articles. One day she meets a strange young painter ... See full summary »
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Mary Herries has a passion for art and fine furniture. Even though she is getting on in years, she enjoys being around these priceless articles. One day she meets a strange young painter named Elcott, who uses his painting skill to enter into her life. Little does she expect that his only interest in Mary is to covet everything she has. Written by
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A creepy Maurice Evans torments the regal Ethel Barrymore
The 1951 Victorian thriller "Kind Lady" (directed by John Sturges before he
became a director of action movies, based on a story by Hugh Walpole titled
"The Silver Casket" that had already filmed once before) has a creepy Maurice Evans as a know-it-all painter who takes over the house of a rich art collector played with sweetness, cunning, and steely resolve by Ethel Barrymore (not
someone intimidated by even a psychotic captor). With Angela Lansbury,
Keenan Wynn, and Betsy Blair all fine in supporting roles, cinematography by
Joseph Ruttenberg, and only running 78 minutes, it is odd that it feels a bit slack.. Typical MGM bright lighting is not well suited for Gothic thrillers, which should be dark and wet.
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