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Dark Places (1974)

PG | | Horror, Romance, Thriller | May 1974 (USA)
A scheming couple plot to conceal a hidden cache of stolen money from its rightful owner. The only problem is that the house they plan to hide it in is haunted.

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Don Sharp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Dr. Ian Mandeville
Joan Collins ... Sarah Mandeville
Herbert Lom ... Prescott
Jane Birkin ... Alta
Robert Hardy ... Edward Foster / Andrew Marr
Jean Marsh ... Victoria
Carleton Hobbs Carleton Hobbs ... Old Marr
Roy Evans Roy Evans ... Baxter
Martin Boddey ... Sgt. Riley
John Glyn-Jones John Glyn-Jones ... Bank Manager (as John Glyn Jones)
John Levene ... Doctor
Jennifer Thanisch Jennifer Thanisch ... Jessica
Michael McVey Michael McVey ... Francis
Barry Linehan ... Asylum Gatekeeper
Linda Gray Linda Gray ... Woman on Hill
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A scheming couple plot to conceal a hidden cache of stolen money from its rightful owner. The only problem is that the house they plan to hide it in is haunted.

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There is more than death waiting for you in Dark Places.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maldição da Mansão Sombria See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Production Co:

Glenbeigh, Sedgled See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 65585 delivered on 3 December 1974. See more »

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Forgotten classic with brilliant cast!
19 December 2010 | by martijn-56See all my reviews

I have been looking a long time on the internet for this one and the only copy available is a DVD-r made of a video rip so I guess this is probably as good as it gets. And how good it gets indeed! Wonderful Hammer-style gem, creepy deserted house, hidden money and a tragedy from long ago that lies hidden in the walls. Robert Hardy (also active in similar flicks like Psychomania) lives up to his name of being an actor of versatility and depth. His transformation into the previous landlord of the house he has bought, is so well done you see his whole Shakespearian career in a flash. As if Joan Collins as femme fatale (and Jane Birkin!) isn't enough to make this a top notch cast, Christopher Lee plays her untrustworthy brother. So we are all set! I always love they way how Joan Collins manages to make being strangled look to sensual, it makes you think she has done it before - which she did in Tales From The Crypt but there it was Santa. And she did it again. When it came to the classic scene in Dynasty she had practiced this to perfection; who doesn't remember Blake trying to take the breath out of her? It would be great if this movie became more widely available on DVD in good quality.


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