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The Three Weird Sisters (1948)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 12 July 1948 (UK)
A secretary suspects that her employer's three elderly sisters are plotting to kill him after he announces he'll no longer finance their philanthropic endeavors.

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Gertrude Morgan-Vaughan
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Maude Morgan-Vaughan
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Isobel Morgan-Vaughan
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Claire Prentiss
Anthony Hulme ...
David Davies
Raymond Lovell ...
Owen Morgan-Vaughan
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Thomas
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Waldo
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Mabli Hughes
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Beattie
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Lloyd Pearson ...
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Mrs. Probart
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A secretary suspects that her employer's three elderly sisters are plotting to kill him after he announces he'll no longer finance their philanthropic endeavors.

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Oddball post-War slice of Welsh Gothic.
14 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Co-scripted by Dylan Thomas, this tale of three ageing and infirm, although philanthropically inclined, spinster sisters presiding over a crumbling mansion in 1930s South Wales is an oddball post-War slice of Welsh Gothic. In their hermetically sealed universe, the sisters' otherworldly formalism is threatened, firstly, by a landslip caused by the family mine which destroys part of their small village at the outset and, secondly, by the return of their wealthy and apparently hard-hearted pragmatist brother and his primly efficient secretary, whose modernity further unravels the web of antiquity which has preserved their world. The narrative clunkiness is swiftly apparent from the somewhat obvious symbolism of the structural cracks and fissures which fracture the sisters' home at the beginning of the movie, and the stateliness of the family's surroundings is matched by similarly ossified pacing; Dylan Thomas' occasionally poetically barbed and witty insights notwithstanding. It's not just the old dark house that creaks here; even a nick of time climax does little to shore up the cracks of this crumbling edifice.


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