Remake of 1941's "Ladies in Retirement" has Stella Stevens playing companion to wealthy, loony widow and she soon brings her brother and sister to live with them after they are released from an asylum for brutally murdering their parents years before. Now there appear to be skeletons that Stevens has worked so hard to keep hidden, ready to tumble out of her closet.Written by
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I have to talk with you, Ellen.
Sure. Where's George?
I don't know, but I've got to talk to you.
What is it?
George and I are going to need a Mad Room. We need a place to think; a place to work things out.
Well, you have your rooms.
No.It doesn't work that way. When I get tight inside, I need to go some place. Alone. Well, don't you feel pressure, Ellen?
Of course I do.
Then what do you do?
Well, I try to keep busy, take my mind off of it.
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Unbelievably silly...and unconscionably gross
Two disturbed teenagers, just out of the mental ward several years after killing their parents, come to stay with their older sister...soon, "bad things begin happening", as they say. Updated variation of Reginald Denham and Edward Percy's play "Ladies in Retirement"--first filmed in 1941 with Ida Lupino and Evelyn Keyes--given a hammy treatment by director Bernard Girard. Laying on the lunatic melodrama with a touch of cartoony blood, Girard shows no responsibility towards the audience, he's just out for cheap shocks. Stella Stevens and Shelley Winters are the stars this time, and it is fun watching these two square off against each other even if the movie is pure sleaze. Ridiculous and off-putting in the extreme, with a somewhat pretentious finale that defies explanation. *1/2 from ****
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