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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 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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Not bad, but the original is much better!
2 September 2004 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I found that this version of J.S.LeFanu's "Uncle Silas" was well produced and photographed but not nearly as creepy as the atmospheric original from 1947. The original had a tremendous eeriness about it that was captured perfectly in black and white photography. Also, the original had a better cast. Pretty, young Jean Simmons was perfect as the heroine while Derrick DeMarney and Katina Paxinou were excellent as Uncle Silas and Madame. At the moment, the only ones who seemingly have the original 1947 gem on VHS are Movies Unlimited.com in the States. Note: They have the American released print which is entitled "The Inheritance" and it's missing the scene where Silas's son proposes marriage to his lovely young cousin. Also Silas's death has been altered so that he doesn't die of an overdose but of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. When will someone come out with the British original in its true form on DVD or VHS? By the way, Movies Unlimited.com also has "The Dark Angel" on VHS.


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