A young painter stumbles upon an assortment of odd characters at an English estate where he has been hired to give art lessons to beautiful Laura Fairlie. Among them are Anne Catherick, a strange young woman dressed in white whom he meets in the forest and who bears a striking resemblance to Laura; cunning Count Fosco, who hopes to obtain an inheritance for nobleman Sir Percival Glyde, whom he plans to have Laura marry; Mr. Fairlie, a hypochondriac who can't stand to have anyone make the slightest noise; and eccentric Countess Fosco who has her own dark secret. The artist also finds himself drawn to Marion Halcomb, a distant relation to Laura whom the Count also has plans for.
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The music played for the titles is the pavane "Earl of Salisbury," written by English renaissance composer William Byrd
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The first time Ann visits Laura in her sick bed (a composite shot, since Eleanor Parker is playing both roles), her shadow is visible on the headboard. Her shadow is not synced with her head movements while talking, then rises and moves away moments before Ann herself does. Apparently they attempted to 'imitate' Ann's shadow on Laura's half of the shot and didn't quite get the timing right. See more
Version of Crimes at the Dark House