Uncle Silas (1987)
"The Dark Angel" (original title)

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Maud Ruthyn, a lovely and sensitive girl, is sent to stay with her Uncle Silas Ruthyn, a charismatic rogue who stands to inherit the family fortune... should anything untoward happen to ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Jane Lapotaire ...
 Madame de la Rougierre (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Maud Ruthyn (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Dr. Bryerly (3 episodes, 1989)
Barbara Shelley ...
 Cousin Monica (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Dudley Ruthyn (3 episodes, 1989)
Norma Shebbeare ...
 Mary Quince (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Uncle Silas Ruthyn (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Captain Oakley (2 episodes, 1989)
John Baker ...
 Old Giles (2 episodes, 1989)
Marcus Gilbert ...
 Lord Carysbroke (2 episodes, 1989)
Patti Love ...
 Peg Hawkes (2 episodes, 1989)
Conrad Phillips ...
 Dickon Hawkes (2 episodes, 1989)
Hilary Sesta ...
 Lucy Wyatt (2 episodes, 1989)
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Maud Ruthyn, a lovely and sensitive girl, is sent to stay with her Uncle Silas Ruthyn, a charismatic rogue who stands to inherit the family fortune... should anything untoward happen to young Maud. With the tyrannical Madame De La Rougierre as her governess, Maud finds that the estate holds terrors beyond her imaginings. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Last film of Conrad Phillips. See more »

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Dr. Bryerly: His house is not a proper place for you. It is a solitude, its master an outcast, and it has been the repeated scene of all sorts of scandals, and of one great crime.
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A classic Gothic novel comes to life with Peter O'Toole as the perfect Uncle Silas-The Dark Angel
28 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The novel Uncle Silas is one of, if not THE oldest known horror stories where people ARE monsters and don't have to be invented.

Peter O'Toole is by turns, charming, corrupt, repulsive and terrifying! He is also brilliant in this role and seems to take great pleasure in BEING Uncle Silas.

The film, for TV, has high production standards and a marvelous cast. It is full of wonderful touches of the fantastic, while being firmly grounded in the early Victorian era. The houses are cluttered with all sorts of interesting bricka-brac and then there is the painting of Uncle Silas as The Dark Angel.

In fact, here in The United States the film is called The Dark Angel and there is some confusion when trying to purchase the film on VHS.

There are parts of this film that are very difficult to watch. The tension and the suspense build up to a fine pitch and terror is in every corner.

Is Uncle Siles simply mad or is there something more sinister effecting his reason?

Is there anyone that Maude can really trust? Who is the strange young man who threatens her and what are his motives?

See Uncle Silas, or in the U.S., The Dark Angel and find out. See this fine film for the bravura performance of Peter O'Toole. You will spend days asking yourself questions and have to watch the film more than once to find satisfactory answers.


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