During a snowstorm, Patrick Roarke, a manservant, is found dead at the bottom of the main staircase in a gothic English mansion. Inspector Hatcher is sent to investigate the death. When he ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Ravenscroft
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Charlotte Kleiner
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Mr. Ravenscroft
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Inspector Tomas Hatcher
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Gillian Ravenscroft
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Dolly
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Mrs. Ellen French
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Sir Everett Blake
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Miss Spencer (as Jessica Hathaway)
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Angus
Drahomíra Lírová ...
Mother superior
Martina Vedralová ...
Charlotte's daughter
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During a snowstorm, Patrick Roarke, a manservant, is found dead at the bottom of the main staircase in a gothic English mansion. Inspector Hatcher is sent to investigate the death. When he arrives, he finds a household consisting of five women: the somewhat eccentric Lady Ravenscroft and her mentally unstable daughter Gillian, the icy foreign governess Miss Keiner, the simple minded maid Dolly, and the sinister cook Mrs French. When questioned by the inspector, each of the women tells a different story, all of which are illustrated by flashback scenes showing the events as related by that particular person. Everybody seems to protect somebody and the inspector becomes increasingly intoxicated as he tries to untangle the web of lies in his endeavour to find out the truth. Written by cocoken

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Murder, adultery, lies, and lust. All in a day's work.

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Based on the play "Ravenscroft" by Don Nigro. See more »

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Mrs. Ravenscroft: Dolly! Get your wretched wiggely little bum in here!
Dolly: Excuse me sir. If I don't go she'll kill me. Well... I don't mean actually kill me. I was speaking... you know... metaphysically.
Inspector Tomas Hatcher: You mean... metaphorically?
Dolly: As you say, sir.
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Before the cast is listed, text on screen outlines the further fate of the main characters in the film. The last line reads "Patrick Roarke remains dead". See more »

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Rashomon Manque
6 July 2012 | by (Sarasota, FL) – See all my reviews

This is an example of a movie where some judicious editing would have helped immeasurably.

The first half is an interesting whodunit in which Tomas, a Bohemian detective (well played by Martin Dejdar), attempts to determine the true story behind the death of a servant in the Ravenscroft mansion. His interaction with the mistress of the house, her daughter and governess, and the servants is amusingly prickly for about an hour. Unfortunately, impatience begins to set in when this same cat and mouse, back and forth continues on for another 40 minutes with all parties lying for their own reasons. To make matters worse, the scriptwriter has the inspector become increasingly drunk, an unnecessary plot turn that derails the tone set in the first half and which struck me as being distinctly out of character for Tomas. Ultimately, the resolution is not interesting enough to warrant the time and effort spent reaching it.

There are good performances from the whole cast, though top billed O'Toole is in the film only very briefly in flashbacks as the deceased patriarch. The set design and camera work are wonderful, top honors to art direction. Unfortunately, these positives are counterbalanced by an overlong tale muddled by useless plot contrivances.


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