A story of a newly-wed wife of a young doctor who goes to live with him in an oppressive old house where various mysterious attempts are made on her life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Robert Amour
Ann Amour
Patricia Owens ...
Willow, Opal's Companion (as Pat Owens)
Esma Cannon ...
Aunt Judith
Nora Nicholson ...
Aunt Opal
Susan Richmond ...
Aunt Hester
Meadows White ...
Dexter the Gardener
Diana Wilson
Penelope Munday ...
Cass, Anne's Roomate
Ewen Solon ...
Sgt. Jenkins
Denis Webb ...
Det. Inspector York
Georgie Henschel ...
Nurse Baxter
Gordon Bell ...
Janet Barrow ...
Mrs. Wilson, Diana's Mother
Norman Claridge ...
Hospital Doctor attending Mrs. Wilson


A story of a newly-wed wife of a young doctor who goes to live with him in an oppressive old house where various mysterious attempts are made on her life. Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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August 1952 (UK)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Mrs. Wilson, Diana's Mother: I asked Robert to tell you to come alone so that I could talk to you. I wanted to see what sort of girl he'd so quickly decided to marry.
Ann Amour: Do you think I'll do?
Mrs. Wilson, Diana's Mother: I think you should be just what he needs. Poor Robert. Love him a great deal, my dear.
Ann Amour: Why do you say, 'poor Robert'?
Mrs. Wilson, Diana's Mother: Did I say that? He's been very much alone. He's an orphan, you know?
Ann Amour: So am I.
Mrs. Wilson, Diana's Mother: Are you, my dear? It hasn't hurt you, I can see that. You've had someone to love you and take care of you.
Ann Amour: That's true. Daddy only died two ...
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Pretty Slow, But A Good Story
12 July 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

It's pretty slow much of the time, but this is a decent mystery story that has enough atmosphere and suspense to hold your interest. The story starts with a young bride coming to live with her husband at "Crow Hollow", which is dominated by his three aunts, none of whom are ideal in-laws. Gradually she realizes that her situation is not just unpleasant, but hazardous. It has quite a low-budget look to it, but the characters are interesting enough, and one detail that is done well is the presence of the many crows on the family property, whose constant racket parallels the anxiety building up inside the main characters. It might have been better if the first part had moved much more quickly, because they spent a lot more time setting up everything than they did with the actual mystery. But for a low-budget mystery, it's not bad at all.

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