A medieval curse has hung over the Mervyn family for three hundred years, dictating that there will be a murder in the clan in every generation. A young American visitor is determined to ... See full summary »

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Evie Bishop
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Lucy Mervyn
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George Mervyn
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Lady Beatrice
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The Maid
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A medieval curse has hung over the Mervyn family for three hundred years, dictating that there will be a murder in the clan in every generation. A young American visitor is determined to break the curse by solving the riddle of the mysterious locked cabinet in the murder room. Written by P. Silvestro

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27 November 1961 (USA)  »

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Jerry Goldsmith is credited as composer on this episode. It is his music but he did not write a score for it - music from other episodes of his was edited together to create a score for this episode. In the business you'd say this episode was tracked, not scored. See more »

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The Curse
1 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Based on a Victorian ghost story, this atmospheric episode directed by Ida Lupino begins in 1580, with Lady Beatrice(played by Patricia Manning) killing her cruel husband Hugh Mervyn, then herself, only to fall victim to a curse issued by Hugh's vengeful mother dooming her descendants to shame and death that can only be ended under a specific set of circumstances. 300 years later, Evie Bishop(played by Olive Sturgess) arrives at the castle to be with her fiancée Alan(played By David Frankham) who along with his brother are the last of their line. She then becomes embroiled in the ghostly appearances of Lady Beatrice, who prompts Evie to solve the mystery, and end her cursed existence. Nicely done ghost story does have a distinct lack of menace, but makes up for it with charm and grace.


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