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The Corpse (1971)

GP | | Drama, Horror | 1971 (USA)
A mother and daughter hatch a scheme to murder their family's domineering and sadistic patriarch.

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Walter Eastwood
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A mother and daughter hatch a scheme to murder their family's domineering and sadistic patriarch.

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Michael Gough's character's son and daughter in the film were played by Gough's real life son, Simon Gough, and daughter-in-law, Sharon Gurney. So Simon Gough and Sharon Gurney played brother and sister when they were in fact husband and wife See more »

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Claustrophobic,dark tale of revenge.
11 March 2002 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Really a very good example of British repression.Michael Gough is a bullying sadistic father of "Jane" (played by the young and beautiful Sharon Gurney, daughter of English actress Rachel Gurney).The actors are top drawer and the script by Olaf Pooley is tight and suitably grim. The seemingly genteel facade of a respectable English family is ripped aside. The girl and her mother plot the ultimate revenge on Gough--but do they manage it? You'll have to try and track down this mini-gem to discover what happens. Or does it? Some exploitation of young Gurney with Gough playing some sort of nasty escapade with her whilst she is nude in a river - quite a revealing scene - and then a scene in her bedroom at night when he shows up with a thin cane and bends her over the vanity for a ferocious beating. Nice work also by Yvonne Mitchell as the worldweary mother who sees all and says little. She has a plan, though. If can find this one, buy it.


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