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A millionaire, a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker, a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow. Five of the most powerful people in the world, and Maggie (Katharine Ross) makes six, gather in an ancient mansion to inherit a Legacy of bloodsome horror.Written by
"Ravenhurst Manor" is, in real-life, Roger Daltrey's residence. He offered his mansion for filming purposes on a single condition: that the producers cast him in their movie, to which they agreed. See more »
In an establishing shot, one of the rear tires of Mountolive's limo clips one of the spherical concrete bollards, which starts rapidly rolling along the drive revealing that it is fake. See more »
[to Maggie, who has discovered the portrait of Margaret Walsingham... a dead ringer for herself!]
She was dragged from the house and burnt at the stake, on the orders of Elizabeth the First. She was succeeded by her illegitimate daughter... who inherited all her wealth, all her knowledge, and all her POWER!
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US theatrical cut is 100 min. and British theatrical cut 102 min. See more »
Interior decorator Katharine Ross and boyfriend Sam Elliot are offered a plum assignment in England. When they are run off the road by an enigmatic millionaire, he invites them to stay at his family castle while their motorcycle is repaired...and then the fun begins. The film can be taken as either a straight horror film or an Agatha Christie-style supernatural mystery. There is not much in the way of genuine surprises, but it is interesting figuring out which of the guests at the English estate will be the next to go and how. Ross and Elliot play their roles believably as a suitably bewildered American couple, who cannot understand how they got stuck in this predicament and how the heck to get out of it. The cast is made up of solid, familiar British actors and the cinematography lends a polish that helps this film rise above the usual dreck in this genre. While not edge-of-your-seat, the film moves along briskly and there is just enough gruesomeness to add to the atmosphere. Aside from the leads, Margaret Tyzack is particularly effective as a sinister nurse. Richard Marquand's direction is above-average and he deftly showcases the English countryside, the stately manor and Sam Elliot's birthday suit (THANK YOU, RICHARD!) with equal aplomb.
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