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 ... See full summary »

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Ellen Hardy
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Mrs. Armstrong
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Sam Aller
Carol Cole ...
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Nate
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Mrs. Racine
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George Hardy
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Mandy Hardy
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Dr. Marion Kincaid
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Armand Racine
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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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Forgive Them. Forgive Them. Forgive Them. See more »

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Drama | Horror

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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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Remake of Ladies in Retirement (1941) See more »

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The beautiful and talented Stella Stevens at her best!
28 September 2000 | by (cincinnati, ohio) – See all my reviews

The beautiful and sexy Stella Stevens has always been regarded as a gifted comedy actress, and with good reason. But occasionally, Stevens has turned in a credible and strong dramatic performance. THE MAD ROOM exploits this serious side of Stevens best. A remake of the 1941 Ida Lupino vehicle LADIES IN RETIREMENT, this film features Stevens as a young housekeeper who has been hiding a dark and disturbing secret from her wealthy employer(the great Shelley Winters). The secret is that Stevens has a younger brother and sister who have been committed to an asylum for brutally murdering their mother and father years before. However, it seems that the skeletons that Stevens has worked so hard to keep hidden, may at last tumble out of her closet. The doctor that has been treating Stevens' siblings insists that they are cured and should be released. Needless to say, this will interfere with Stevens' plans to wed her employer's handsome stepson. A fine tale of suspense, THE MAD ROOM features several bizarre twists and shocking scenes, and terrific performances by the all-star cast. Stevens is magnificent as the tormented housekeeper, Winters is superb as her bitchy employer, and Michael Burns and Barbara Sammeth are appropriately menacing as Stevens' disturbed siblings.


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