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Widows' Peak (1994)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 13 May 1994 (USA)
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Edwina has just moved into the neighborhood known as "Widows' Peak," so called due to the prevalent marital status of the residents, who tend to be a rather exclusive bunch. The residents ... See full summary »

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Miss Katherine O'Hare / Clancy
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Mrs. Doyle-Counihan
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Godfrey Doyle-Counihan
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Con Clancy, Kilshannon Dentist
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Miss Grubb, Doyle-Counihan's Maid / Driver
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Canon Murtagh
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Maddie O'Hara, Broome's Maid
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Gaffney, Lawyer
Michael James Ford ...
Lieutenant Rokesby
Garrett Keogh ...
Grogan, Realtor
Britta Smith ...
Mrs. Colgan
Sheila Flitton ...
Mrs. Mulrooney
Marie Conmee ...
Mrs. Lawless
Ingrid Craigie ...
Mrs. Purdieu
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Edwina has just moved into the neighborhood known as "Widows' Peak," so called due to the prevalent marital status of the residents, who tend to be a rather exclusive bunch. The residents are all curious about their new neighbor, but no one can seem to get much information about her, including queen bee Mrs. DC, whose son is busy wooing Edwina. Miss O'Hare and Edwina have an immediate dislike for each other, however, and soon some accidental encounters begin to look like Edwina is trying to ruin her new rival. The problems escalate and the town is in an uproar, but they get no closer to solving the mystery of the newcomer. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Scandal, seduction, blackmail and murder. Thank heavens their husbands aren't alive!


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Rated PG for mild language and theme | See all certifications »

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A Colina das Viúvas  »

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$6,243,722 (USA)
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The movie's writer, Irish playwright Hugh Leonard, originally wrote the part of Miss O'Hare especially for Maureen O'Sullivan, but she gracefully reneged because of her advanced age and dwindling stamina. Her daughter Mia Farrow ultimately took over the role See more »

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Just after Edwina and Godfrey have sat down on the blanket for a picnic, you can see the top of a modern car driving by in the background. See more »

Quotes

Gaffney, Lawyer: The poor thing hasn't two ha'pennies to rub together.
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References The Big Parade (1925) See more »

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I'll Be Your Sweetheart
Written by Harry Dacre
Published by B. Feldman & Co. Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
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A delightfully humorous "mystery"
25 March 1999 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

A truly lovely look at Irish humor and it's not so subtle jabs at the Brits. But there's more. How these characters weave a tale is fascinating and the plot thickens, as they say, with a marvelous twist that caught me totally off guard. Wonderful performances by all especially Joan Plowright who kept me laughing whenever she was on screen. It was nice to see Mia Farrow successfully widening her range, and Natasha Richardson wafted through the film with an aire of mystery about her -as did Farrow- commanding out attention throughout.


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