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Celia (1949)

An actress is persuaded by her boyfriend, the head of a private-detective agency, to take a job as a housekeeper in the home of a wealthy elderly woman. It seems that no one has seen the ... See full summary »

Director:

Francis Searle

Writers:

Edward J. Mason (based on the radio serial by), Edward J. Mason (screenplay) (as E.J. Mason) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Hy Hazell Hy Hazell ... Celia
Bruce Lester ... Larry Peters
John Bailey ... Lester Martin
Elsie Wagstaff ... Aunt Nora
Ferdy Mayne ... Antonio
Lockwood West Lockwood West ... Dr. Cresswell
John Sharp ... Mr. Haldane
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. Haldane
James Raglan James Raglan ... Inspector Parker
Jasmine Dee Jasmine Dee ... Miss Arnold
June Elvin June Elvin ... Ruby
Charles Paton ... Grocer
Olive Walter Olive Walter ... Woman in shop
Grace Denbeigh-Russell Grace Denbeigh-Russell ... Woman in shop (as Grace Denbigh Russell)
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An actress is persuaded by her boyfriend, the head of a private-detective agency, to take a job as a housekeeper in the home of a wealthy elderly woman. It seems that no one has seen the woman for a while, and her new young husband is claiming that she is ill and doesn't want to see anybody and is refusing to let anyone in the house. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1949 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Celia: The Sinister Affair of Poor Aunt Nora See more »

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Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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22 June 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Celia is Hy Hazell. an out-of-work actress. She is inveigled by Bruce Lester, a private investigator, into an undercover job. It seems that Elsie Wagstaff has married John Bailey and has cut off communications with her niece and nephews, who are worried that Bailey intends nefarious doings. As the movie goes on, the audience discovers that this is indeed the case; in cooperation with Lockwood West, Bailey intends to drug the old woman and throw her off the balcony, having told the gossips in the village that his wife walks in her sleep. Can Miss Hazell and Mr. Lester save the old woman?

This is a perfectly decent thriller bookended by some light-hearted banter If not exactly a world-beater, it is a perfectly pleasant time-waster for anyone who likes a bit of chills in a country home.


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