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The Inheritance (1950)
"The Reluctant Widow" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  1 May 1950 (UK)
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An French governess marries the English Lord she is working for. When he dies, she inherits his estate but is soon involved with some French spies working for Napoleon. Where should her ... See full summary »

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Jean Kent ...
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Lord Carlyon
Paul Dupuis ...
Lord Nivelle
Lana Morris ...
Becky
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Mme. Annette de Chevreaux
Scott Forbes ...
Francois Cheviot (as Julian Dallas)
Anthony Tancred ...
Nicky
Peter Hammond ...
Eustace Cheviot
Jean Cadell ...
Mrs. Barrows
Andrew Cruickshank ...
Lord Bedlington
George Thorpe ...
Col. Strong
Ralph Truman ...
Scowler
James Carney ...
Maj. Forbes
Allan Jeayes ...
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Hector MacGregor ...
Sir Malcolm Torrens
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An French governess marries the English Lord she is working for. When he dies, she inherits his estate but is soon involved with some French spies working for Napoleon. Where should her loyalties lie ? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Confusing but interesting drama
27 June 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Jean Kent arrives at the manor to become a governess for its small child, but finds she has arrived at the wrong place. On the journey to her rightful post however, she is sidetracked into the web of intrigue that veils the family and, before the night is out, is a part of it herself - marrying one of the boys on his deathbed and an hour later becoming a widow - and owner of the manor.

Apart from being all a little too confusing and unexplained, this is a fine movie, which has it all - a smattering of comedy, a dangerous swordfight, the hidden clue in the clock, murder and attempted murder; and even quite a number of passionate love scenes for Miss Kent!


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