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Haunts of the Very Rich (1972)

A group of wealthy but secretly very troubled people travel to an island resort but find themselves wondering about their existences after a while.

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Dave Woodrough
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Ellen Blunt
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Al Hunsicker
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Annette Larrier
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Lyle Dugan
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Laurie Dugan
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Reverend John Fellows
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Seacrist
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Miss Vick
Todd Martin ...
Harris
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Johnny Delmonico
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A group of people, all of whom, we can only assume, are very rich, are on a plane flying to an island resort. When they land, they are greeted by a mysterious black man (Seacrist), and the plot thickens. Ellen Blunt gets a makeover from a mysterious black woman (all the mysterious characters in this film are either black or "native") in a scene laden with homo-erotic undertones, and Dave Woodrough falls in love with her. We come to find out that John Fellows is a minister tormented by his own conflicted spirituality; Annette Larrier is an unhappy housewife strung out on prescription uppers and downers; and Al Hunsicker has a very, very hairy back. We also come to find out that just before setting off on their journey, each of the "guests" had narrowly escaped death -- or had they? Written by Drea Thew <faye@plainfield.bypass.com>

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Au-delà de la fortune  »

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The scenes at the island resort were filmed at Vizcaya, an Italianate villa on Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. The estate, built in 1916, was originally the winter home of International Harvester vice president James Deering. The house and grounds are now a museum open to tourists. See more »

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Version of Between Two Worlds (1944) See more »

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Excellent Thriller from beginning to end
23 February 2008 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

A very dramatic thriller, a movie that leaves you thinking whether the end can be a possibility in the world we are living, either to believers or non-believers. Filmed with very few FX, and very good scenery, just the necessary dialogs and a plot that seizes you and keeps you stuck to the screen till the end credits. If it can be found it is a collector's item that should be in a collector's shelf. Performing actors are very well chosen and masterly directed to comply with the script requirements. The audience can see many resemblances to known people, living or dead, in each of the characters; and, why not, see their own lives partially or totally depicted in one or more of the characters.


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