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Uncle Silas 

The Dark Angel (original title)
Maud Ruthyn, a lovely and sensitive girl, is sent to stay with her Uncle Silas Ruthyn, a charismatic rogue who stands to inherit the family fortune... should anything untoward happen to ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Jane Lapotaire ...  Madame de la Rougierre 3 episodes, 1989
Beatie Edney ...  Maud Ruthyn 3 episodes, 1989
Guy Rolfe ...  Dr. Bryerly 3 episodes, 1989
Barbara Shelley ...  Cousin Monica 3 episodes, 1989
Tim Woodward ...  Dudley Ruthyn 3 episodes, 1989
Norma Shebbeare Norma Shebbeare ...  Mary Quince 3 episodes, 1989
Peter O'Toole ...  Uncle Silas Ruthyn 2 episodes, 1989
Simon Shepherd ...  Captain Oakley 2 episodes, 1989
John Baker John Baker ...  Old Giles 2 episodes, 1989
Marcus Gilbert ...  Lord Carysbroke 2 episodes, 1989
Patti Love Patti Love ...  Peg Hawkes 2 episodes, 1989
Conrad Phillips ...  Dickon Hawkes 2 episodes, 1989
Hilary Sesta Hilary Sesta ...  Lucy Wyatt 2 episodes, 1989
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Maud Ruthyn, a lovely and sensitive girl, is sent to stay with her Uncle Silas Ruthyn, a charismatic rogue who stands to inherit the family fortune... should anything untoward happen to young Maud. With the tyrannical Madame De La Rougierre as her governess, Maud finds that the estate holds terrors beyond her imaginings. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1991 (USA) See more »

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| (3 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Guy Rolfe, who appears here as the elderly doctor, had, over forty years previously, also played a role (as Sepulchre Hawkes) in the 1947 film version - one of his earliest notable film roles. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Bryerly: His house is not a proper place for you. It is a solitude, its master an outcast, and it has been the repeated scene of all sorts of scandals, and of one great crime.
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Version of El misterioso tío Sylas (1947) See more »

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Creepy fun!
20 December 2000 | by MattB-16See all my reviews

I first saw this film on Mystery! in the early nineties while in college. The downright creepy tone of the movie is set from the beginning and continues through the end. That's probably what made me like it so much. You meet Maud and know that she is sheltered and innocent. You sense something sinister between her father and his estranged brother. When the father dies and Maud moves in with Uncle Silas (played by Peter O'Toole) everything seems normal enough for a while. However between the crumbling house Silas lives in, his weird children, the pills and wine he depends on, and the disturbing way he plays the helpless invalid, you soon can feel that something really bad is going to happen. The slow way in which things go downhill for Maud draws you in. I particularly liked the way the director used windows in the film.

A strung out looking O'Toole was perfect for the part of Uncle Silas.

The only negative thing was that the scenes changed so abruptly in several instances that I felt like I was watching an edited version.


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