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Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | TV Movie 24 November 1973
A sculptor hires young college girls to take care of his elderly mother and his supposedly insane sister, both of whom live in the old family mansion with him.

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Gordon Hessler
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ted Bessell ... Jeffrey Elliot
Sian Barbara Allen ... Peggy Johns
Bette Davis ... Mrs. Elliott
Charles Drake ... George Thornton
Allan Arbus ... Dr. Eugene Saks
Jessica Rains Jessica Rains ... Girl in Office
Christiane Schmidtmer ... Jennifer Elliot
Johnnie Collins III Johnnie Collins III ... Student
Tovah Feldshuh ... Agnes Thornton
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A sculptor hires young college girls to take care of his elderly mother and his supposedly insane sister, both of whom live in the old family mansion with him.

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Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'ombra di Jennifer See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The film was shot on location at the Sunset Strip mansion of Howard Hughes' former partner, Noah Dietrich. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Creepy!
15 June 2004 | by staytherelassSee all my reviews

A creepy 1973 TV movie that seems to give nods to PSYCHO and William Castle's HOMICIDAL.Pretty Peggy,a college student and budding artist,goes to work in an old mansion as a housekeeper for a mysterious old lady(Bette Davis) and her oddball sculptor son(Ted Bessell).There is also a deranged daughter who lives in a room above the garage.Peggy starts become more unnerved when a man visits the house looking for his daughter who was the previous housekeeper.He sees a light shining above the garage and,well,is not seen again.Jimmy Sangster worked on the script,and he's infamous for many Hammer horror classics and a lot of American TV.Very atmospheric and spooky,I haven't seen this movie on TV since I was a kid.A darn shame!Good TV horror is not exactly plentiful,so it's very sad that movies like this remain unseen by new generations of horror fans.


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