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 »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1989  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Following her father's death, a British teen-aged heiress goes to live with her guardian uncle who is broke and scheming to murder his niece for her vast inheritance.

Director: Charles Frank
Stars: Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney, Katina Paxinou
Murphy's War (1971)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A lone survivor from a British naval ship is obsessed with getting revenge on a German U-boat crew that massacred his shipmates in the water.

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Siân Phillips, Philippe Noiret
Rosebud (1975)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, Cliff Gorman
Masada (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss, Barbara Carrera
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe
Civvies (TV Series 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Former soldiers in Britain's elite Parachute Regiment struggle to come to terms with civilian life after leaving the army.

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Elizabeth Rider, Caleb Lloyd
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave
Rogue Male (TV Movie 1976)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Early in 1939 Sir Robert Hunter takes aim at Adolf Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner
Stars: Peter O'Toole, John Standing, Alastair Sim
Creator (1985)
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An eccentric scientist teaches a student in his own manner while he looks for a way to clone his deceased wife.

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mariel Hemingway, Vincent Spano
Pygmalion (TV Movie 1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The standard My Fair Lady story, with a provocative rendition by screen legend O'Toole. He knows how to talk, but does he know how to behave towards a lady?

Director: Alan Cooke
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Margot Kidder, Helen Beavis
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Madame de la Rougierre (3 episodes, 1989)
...
 Maud Ruthyn (3 episodes, 1989)
...
 Dr. Bryerly (3 episodes, 1989)
...
 Cousin Monica (3 episodes, 1989)
...
 Dudley Ruthyn (3 episodes, 1989)
Norma Shebbeare ...
 Mary Quince (3 episodes, 1989)
...
 Uncle Silas Ruthyn (2 episodes, 1989)
...
 Captain Oakley (2 episodes, 1989)
John Baker ...
 Old Giles (2 episodes, 1989)
...
 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)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Uncle Silas  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Last film of Conrad Phillips. See more »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

Version of The Inheritance (1947) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Creepy fun!
20 December 2000 | by (South Carolina) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film on Mystery! in the early nineties while in college. The downright creepy tone of the movie is set from the beginning and continues through the end. That's probably what made me like it so much. You meet Maud and know that she is sheltered and innocent. You sense something sinister between her father and his estranged brother. When the father dies and Maud moves in with Uncle Silas (played by Peter O'Toole) everything seems normal enough for a while. However between the crumbling house Silas lives in, his weird children, the pills and wine he depends on, and the disturbing way he plays the helpless invalid, you soon can feel that something really bad is going to happen. The slow way in which things go downhill for Maud draws you in. I particularly liked the way the director used windows in the film.

A strung out looking O'Toole was perfect for the part of Uncle Silas.

The only negative thing was that the scenes changed so abruptly in several instances that I felt like I was watching an edited version.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?