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The Monkey's Paw (1948)

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A mother wishes for the return of her dead son, and that wish is granted by a charm made from a severed monkey's paw.

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Cast overview:
Milton Rosmer ...
Mr. Trelawne
Megs Jenkins ...
Mrs. Trelawne
Michael Martin Harvey ...
Kelly
Eric Micklewood ...
Tom Trelawne
Brenda Hogan ...
Beryl
Mackenzie Ward ...
Noel Lang
Joan Seton ...
Dorothy Lang
Norman Shelley ...
Monoghan
Alfie Bass ...
Speedway Track Manager
Rose Howlett ...
Mrs. Gurney
Hay Petrie ...
Grimshaw
Sydney Tafler ...
The Dealer (as Sydney Taffler)
Patrick Ward ...
Sgt. Lawson
Vincent Lawson ...
Morgan
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A mother wishes for the return of her dead son, and that wish is granted by a charm made from a severed monkey's paw.

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Think again what you wish for - it could come true!
20 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mike-764's summation is obviously that of an updated US presentation & not that of the original short story originally set in the '20s by one of Britain's most popular & prolific spinner of yarns with a twist,W W Jacobs.Through the 30s-50s it was a popular choice for Rep groups and BBC Radio and rates with the best - the famed "Sorry,Wrong No!" as a suspencer for the imagination. Small wonder it was a popular choice for the US "Suspense" series. Adaptations from the 50s for film & TV have altered the "McGuffin" but not always for the best. I probably saw this particular version but not recently, so I can't properly rate it. I have,however,read the play & it is that with which I am familiar. Listen to this in the dark in the original version with the original finish which is the real clincher. Who - or what was knocking at the door after that final wish? Would you have opened it?


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