(1952) Laurence Harvey, Trader Faulkner, Susan Shaw, Sheila Shand Gibbs. Psychological thriller about an odd family with Harvey playing the older domineering son, who resents both his ...
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(1952) Laurence Harvey, Trader Faulkner, Susan Shaw, Sheila Shand Gibbs. Psychological thriller about an odd family with Harvey playing the older domineering son, who resents both his overbearing grandmother and his younger brother. This video has been manufactured from the best quality video master currently available; audio or image quality may vary.Written by
What... what do you use that knife for? Put it away, Ned.
Don't worry, Frankie. I'll see you do no harm.
H... H... Harm?
Yes, Frankie. And you don't have to worry about Gran. She'll be alright. Death means nothing to old people. They've had everything they've wanted out of this world and they''re glad to get into the next. Did you hear me, Frankie? Can you hear me, Frankie?
You know when I've finished here, there's something better waiting for them. They'll be no more pain; no more ...
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Didn't anyone in the movies notice how marginally sane Laurence Harvey was in many of his roles? He certainly is here, where he and his brother, Trader Faulkner, work on the farm of their grandmother, Ethel Edwards, who never seems to realize what a tyrant she is. Faulkner is happy enough, but he is, to put it kindly, not too bright. Harvey, however, wants so much more, especially mercenary town girl Susan Shaw, so he decides that if he kills Granny with a knife and frames Faulkner, he'll be happy.
One-time screenwriter and director Ronald Drake seems to have the visuals well covered by his more experienced collaborators, but the actors don't seem up to snuff. I guess Drake knew he had to tone down the histrionics in the translation from stage to screen and muted them too far.
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