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Remake of 1941's "Ladies in Retirement" has Stella Stevens playing companion to wealthy, loony widow and she soon brings her brother and sister to live with them after they are released from an asylum for brutally murdering their parents years before. Now there appear to be skeletons that Stevens has worked so hard to keep hidden, ready to tumble out of her closet. Written by alfiehitchie

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1 December 1969 (Sweden)  »

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Blodstänk!  »

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This loose remake of "Ladies In Retirement" updates the story from Victorian England to 1960s America, and makes the allegedly deranged siblings much younger than the housekeeper instead of much older; they also become a brother and sister instead of two sisters. Reportedly, director Bernard Girard was greatly displeased with the way the film was altered after he had finished with it, and his directing career never really recovered from its box-office failure. See more »


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What's that you've got Rover?
9 December 2003 | by (Christchurch, NZ) – See all my reviews

Coming late in the 60's cycle of mature star shockers, Shelley Winters (who sounds as if she did some of her scenes in one take) and Stella Stevens square off in this watchable B that would have gone straight to video these days. Features a mutt with a taste for more than just Shmackos and worth seeing for the riveting cameo by Beverley Garland as the scorned wife drunk at a society party, but basically Stella's the whole show. Lots of zoom camerawork and 60s wigs! Ends suddenly in the best traditions! Perfect double feature with 'The Big Cube'! 6/10

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