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The Exorcism of Hugh (1972)
"Neither the Sea Nor the Sand" (original title)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Romance  |  November 1972 (UK)
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This movie takes place on the Isle of Jersey where a troubled wife has come to sort out the tumult of her life. She encounters a lighthouse-keeper there and they quickly become lovers. ... See full summary »

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George Dabernon
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Betty Duncan ...
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Anthony Booth ...
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This movie takes place on the Isle of Jersey where a troubled wife has come to sort out the tumult of her life. She encounters a lighthouse-keeper there and they quickly become lovers. Together they flee to Scotland. One day they are making love on a beach when the lighthouse keeper dies. But that's only the beginning of the story. Written by Ørnås

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A love/ghost story that's a ghost of a story.
6 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

To list three red-flags of this low-budget, undeveloped, under-written production:

* Wardrobe was cast bringing three changes of clothing.

* Locale change - from Jersey Island to Scottish shores - has no effect on threadbare story.

* First act was slow, undeveloped and had me fast-forwarding. The breaking waves had the best lines - all too often, the only lines.

The one plus is the sex scene between the two lead characters. A young Susan Hampshire in bed straddling atop from my POV fits my idea of nocturnal Heaven perfectly. Probably, she took the part to get a tasteful sex scene in her resume (hey, it was the '70s.)

Sad to say, it wasn't enough. This picture bored me so badly I can't even work up the bile to give this a worse review.


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