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Daughter of Darkness (1948)

Emily, a pretty young Irish girl, gets a job on an English farm owned by the Tallent family. The local men take to her but the women don't, objecting to her flirtatious nature with their ... See full summary »

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Lance Comfort

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Max Catto (play), Max Catto (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Crawford ... Bess Stanforth
Maxwell Reed ... Dan
George Thorpe George Thorpe ... Mr. Tallent
Barry Morse ... Robert Stanforth
Liam Redmond ... Father Cocoran
Cyril Smith Cyril Smith ... Joe
Honor Blackman ... Julie Tallent
Denis Goacher Denis Goacher ... Saul Trevethick (as Denis Gordon)
Grant Tyler Grant Tyler ... Larry Tallent
Norman Shelley Norman Shelley ... Smithers
George Merritt ... Constable
Ann Clery Ann Clery ... Miss Foley
Arthur Hambling Arthur Hambling ... Jacob
David Greene ... David Price
Leslie Armstrong Leslie Armstrong
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Emily, a pretty young Irish girl, gets a job on an English farm owned by the Tallent family. The local men take to her but the women don't, objecting to her flirtatious nature with their men and one woman, Bess Stanforth, is especially disturbed by her. When Dan, a man from Emily's past, shows up and accuses her of having tried to kill him Beth's suspicions are further aroused, and they're confirmed when Dan is found murdered in a local barn. Beth sets out to find out exactly who Emily is and to prove that she murdered Dan. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Crime | Drama | Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Filha das Trevas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Julie Tallent: [discovering Saul and Emily in the stable] Saul! Why you...
Saul Trevethick: Julie! Shut up!
Julie Tallent: Shut up? I'll scratch your beastly face, you skirt-chasing, little cad! Let me alone
[she slaps him]
Saul Trevethick: Julie! Please!
Julie Tallent: Don't touch me.
Bess Stanforth: What is all this?
Julie Tallent: This smirking ape can't be left alone with a maid for half minute but goes like a bull at her.
[to Saul]
Julie Tallent: You cheap little rotter. I ought to put my nails down your face.
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To quote Tom Jones - "Daughter Of darkness, stay out of my life!"
7 July 2009 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

The story sees an Irish girl Emmie (Siobhan McKenna) driven from her community and relocated with a farm family in England. Other women can sense evil around her yet she seems innocent to the viewer. However, by the end of the film, it's pretty clear that Emmie is bad news as the body count increases! Throughout the film, Bess (Anne Crawford) senses that there is something wrong about the girl. She finally fires her to which the response is "You'll be sorry". You just know that there is going to be a repercussion .... and there is.....

Siobhan McKenna is creepy in the lead role - she looks weird. The English family that she stays with is pretty ghastly with their extremely posh accents and enthusiasm for everything (among the guilty for inappropriate posh dialect is Honor Blackman) yet this doesn't distract from the story. It's a good film with some genuinely creepy scenes.


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