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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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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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24 August 2002 | by (La La Land) – See all my reviews

Without trying to spoil too much of the whackiness here, in this ditty, you got a dog making off with someone's severed hand, you got your menacing foot bridge swaying in the breeze and you got your Stella Stevens and your Shelley Winters squaring off in the ham acting department, a few years before they both turned upside down in the Poseidon Adventure. One of them loopy movies following Joan and Bette from ... Baby Jane, where 2 sort of has been actresses vie for screen time by screeching at each other. Stella has a rather spacey look in her eye and Shelley, well, she always was a drama queen. Fun for a few laughs.


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