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The Last of the Sommervilles 

Dragging a murder victim to burial is just 1 chore a servant undertakes to become the last Sommerville standing, to win a wealthy old woman's inheritance. As a distant relative, Ursula ... See full summary »

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Ursula Sommerville
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Celia Sommerville
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Rutherford Sommerville
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Dragging a murder victim to burial is just 1 chore a servant undertakes to become the last Sommerville standing, to win a wealthy old woman's inheritance. As a distant relative, Ursula steps up her elimination contest when a closer, desperate Sommerville arrives to drain off some of his aunt's estate for a business bailout. Written by David Stevens

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6 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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As Rutherford is approaching the Sommerville Mansion in the opening scene, the present he is carrying is under his left arm when the camera is showing him from the rear, but under his right arm when seen from front. See more »

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

Phyllis Thaxter plays Ursula Sommerville, a seemingly dutiful servant to wealthy but eccentric Celia Sommerville(played by Martita Hunt), but in fact is a Sommerville herself, a few times removed, and the sole heir to Celia's fortune. When Celia's nephew Rutherford(played by Peter Walker) comes to visit trying to secure some money, his hopes are dashed, but this gives Ursula the idea to use him in a clever scheme to kill Celia in what will look like an accident. The plan works, but someone finds out about it, forcing them to plan another accident... Thaxter is quite good here, though other performances are uneven in nicely directed thriller. Boris Karloff costars as a strange doctor.


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