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She Waits (1972)

A murdered woman seeks revenge, possesses her husband's new wife.

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Delbert Mann

Writer:

Art Wallace
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Cast

Cast overview:
Patty Duke ... Laura Wilson
David McCallum ... Mark Wilson
Dorothy McGuire ... Sarah Wilson
Lew Ayres ... Dr. Sam Carpenter
Beulah Bondi ... Mrs. Medina
James T. Callahan ... David Brody (as James Callahan)
Nelson Olmsted ... Antique Dealer Kurawicz
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A murdered woman seeks revenge, possesses her husband's new wife.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1972 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.33 : 1
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"Death isn't the end...it can't be!"
16 August 2015 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Ghost stories were all the rage in the 1970s, but this isn't one of the better entries. Despite having perfectly good hotel reservations, newly-married David McCallum and bride Patty Duke come to stay at his family's manor in the middle of the night. Dorothy McGuire, as McCallum's mother, begs her son to leave, believing the house is haunted by his deceased first wife, but he chalks it up to her fragile mental state. Uninteresting TV-made chiller tries to create scares by having Duke hear a music-box theme that wife #1 was fond of, or feeling a presence in the bedroom when the curtains rustle. She attempts to talk it over with hubby McCallum--who's got a nasty, disgruntled disposition for a successful newlywed--and housekeeper Beulah Bondi, but nobody wants to admit to a belief in the supernatural. Long-faced, solemn scare-movie is too gloomy to be any fun.


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