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House of the Long Shadows (1983)

An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the writer discovers... See full summary »

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Pete Walker

Writers:

Michael Armstrong (screenplay), Earl Derr Biggers (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vincent Price ... Lionel Grisbane
Christopher Lee ... Corrigan
Peter Cushing ... Sebastian Grisbane
Desi Arnaz Jr. ... Kenneth Magee (as Desi Arnaz)
John Carradine ... Lord Elijah Grisbane
Sheila Keith ... Victoria Grisbane
Julie Peasgood ... Mary Norton
Richard Todd ... Sam Allyson
Louise English ... Diana Caulder
Richard Hunter Richard Hunter ... Andrew Caulder
Norman Rossington ... Station Master
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Storyline

An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the writer discovers that the manor, thought empty, actually has several, rather odd, inhabitants. Written by Jack Witzig <tomveil@interstat.net>

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Step Into The House Of The Long Shadows Where The Answer Awaits You - Or Does It? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of Long Shadows See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

London-Cannon Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The amount of the bet made by publisher Sam Allyson (Richard Todd) for Kenneth Magee (Desi Arnaz Jr.) to write a novel of the standard of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" over 24 hours in one day and night was $20,000. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Lionel Grisbane: Don't interrupt me while I'm soliloquizing.
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Connections

Referenced in Sheila Keith: A Nice Old Lady? (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Pace, pace mio Dio!
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From "La Forza del Destino" by Giuseppe Verdi
Murdered by Sheila Keith
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It is worth seeing just for such a legendary cast!
31 January 2004 | by lsloreSee all my reviews

While this movie would not make the list of "Best Movies Ever Made," its cast makes it valuable to any buff of Classic Horror movies. I cannot understand why it is not offered on either VHS or DVD; as far as I know, it has never been made available and it is a great shame.


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