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Recluse (1981)

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This film is a reconstruction of the possible events that might have led up to the real-life tragic case of the Luxton family who lived at West Chapple Farm, Winkleigh, Devon. Brothers and ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Maurice Denham ...
Charlie Huxtable
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Alec Huxtable
Anne Tirard ...
Miss Huxtable (as Ann Tirard)
Doel Luscombe ...
Father
Sandra Scriven ...
Stallholder
Tony Beard ...
Farmer
Myrtle Devenish ...
Market Customer
M.J. Matthews ...
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Robert Pitman ...
Doctor
Brian Carroll ...
Estate Agent
Judith Sidney
Matthew Solon
Andy Noble
Sheridan Ball
Sharon Whitbread
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This film is a reconstruction of the possible events that might have led up to the real-life tragic case of the Luxton family who lived at West Chapple Farm, Winkleigh, Devon. Brothers and sister Robert, Alan and Frances Luxton had lived in the farm for many years. On 23 September 1975 their bodies were found with shotgun wounds outside their farmhouse. Had one of the brothers killed the other two and then himself? Written by Anonymous

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The farm used in the film was the actual one, West Chapple Farm in Winkleigh, Devon, where the Luxton tragedy occurred on which this film is based. See more »

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Great movie
8 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in the old days,when there was always a B movie before the main event. I live about 10 miles from the scene of the action,in Devon. It is a true story of murder and suicide,set in the hills north of Dartmoor.The plot centres on an isolated farming family,called the luxtons who time has left behind,with their problems in getting to grip with ageing,and mental illness. Filmed on location,on the actual farm where the three main characters really lived (and died)With a great cast It is a small Classic. See it when you can because it is rare. Spoiler . Two Brothers and a Sister live on an isolated farm,near Dartmoor. The elder brother and the sister seem to have a full relationship,while the younger brother tries to brake free,without success. When the Brother and Sister see that the old life can't go on forever,they decide on the change that the younger brother can't take. He kills himself,then the brother kills the Sister.

A gripping murder mystery


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