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The Inheritance (1947)

Uncle Silas (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 23 April 1948 (Finland)
Following her father's death, a British teen-aged heiress goes to live with her guardian uncle who is broke and scheming to murder his niece for her vast inheritance.

Director:

Charles Frank

Writers:

Sheridan Le Fanu (novel), Ben Travers (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Simmons ... Caroline Ruthyn
Katina Paxinou ... Madame de la Rougierre
Derrick De Marney ... Uncle Silas Ruthyn
Derek Bond ... Lord Richard Ilbury
Sophie Stewart ... Lady Monica Waring
Esmond Knight ... Dr. Bryerly
Reginald Tate ... Austin Ruthyn
Manning Whiley ... Dudley Ruthyn
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Rusk
John Laurie ... Giles
Frederick Burtwell Frederick Burtwell ... Branston
George Curzon ... Sleigh
O.B. Clarence ... Vicar Clay
Frederick Ranalow Frederick Ranalow ... Rigg
Patricia Glyn Patricia Glyn ... Mary Quince
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Storyline

Caroline Ruthyn is the teen-aged niece of the her uncle Silas, a sickly and at one time unbalanced man who becomes her guardian on the death of her father. The fact that Silas is broke and greedy and young Caroline is the heir to her father's great fortune is reason enough for Caroline to be wary, but her fears escalate when she meets Silas's perverted son and when she discovers that her fearsome former governess, Madame de la Rougierre, is in league with her uncle. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Trivia

This film's earliest documented USA telecast took place in Los Angeles Monday 27 March 1950, leading off Triple Feature Theatre on KECA (Channel 7), hosted by Art Baker. See more »

Quotes

Dudley Ruthyn: Is this how you dealt with the book-maker?
Uncle Silas Ruthyn: Have you no delicacy?
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Connections

Version of Uncle Silas (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

My Hat, It Has Three Corners
(uncredited)
American traditional song
Played in the background during the scene in the Dover hotel.
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Excellent...
14 December 2001 | by the lionessSee all my reviews

I saw this film years ago on TV & enjoyed it.

This is the story of a young navive woman whose about to learn just how dastardly her uncle really is & how he'll stop at nothing to satisfy his greed.

The only thing about this film I don't like: never went to video. However, the BBC did a remake of it called "The Dark Angel" with Peter O'Toole.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 April 1948 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Inheritance See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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