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The Sign of the Ram (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 3 March 1948 (USA)
The wheelchair-bound matriarch of an English family uses her handicap to cynically manipulate all those around her. She coldly destroys a daughter's relationship with a man she truly loves,... See full summary »

Director:

John Sturges

Writers:

Charles Bennett (screenplay), Margaret Ferguson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Susan Peters ... Leah St. Aubyn
Alexander Knox ... Mallory St. Aubyn
Phyllis Thaxter ... Sherida Binyon
Peggy Ann Garner ... Christine St. Aubyn
Ron Randell ... Dr. Simon Crowdy
May Whitty ... Clara Brastock (as Dame May Whitty)
Allene Roberts ... Jane St. Aubyn
Ross Ford ... Logan St. Aubyn
Diana Douglas ... Catherine Woolton
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The wheelchair-bound matriarch of an English family uses her handicap to cynically manipulate all those around her. She coldly destroys a daughter's relationship with a man she truly loves, and her machinations almost drive the son's fiance to suicide. As the family realizes what she is doing, she becomes even more calculating - and mentally unbalanced. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Incredible evil!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Destino Cruel See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Susan Peters was on a hunting trip when her rifle accidentally discharged and she was shot. The accident resulted in her being paralyzed from the waist down. This was the only film she made after the accident. See more »

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Sign of Trouble
24 August 2001 | by ronjoSee all my reviews

Incredible evil in a seemingly quiet English home. Susan Peters is step-mother to three grown children and slowly becomes a dominating force over the entire family. She breaks up romance for one daughter and drives her son's fiancee to suicide. The youngest daughter Christine,played by Peggy Ann Garner,is driven to give an overdose of pills to her sister,thinking that she needs to protect her mother at all costs. Peggy Ann gives a very stirring performance when confronted with this.


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