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    Senior Member Country: UK DB7's Avatar
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    I'm going through a noirish spell so delved into So Evil My Love (1948), a Victorian noir similar to Gaslight and loosely based on the infamous poisoning of Charles Bravo. An engrossing film with a good splash of atmosphere, Ann Todd is suitably naive early in the film and my only criticism would be that Ray Milland is not quite caddish enough, even tho he's up to no good with Moira Lister. Great ending.

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    Senior Member Country: Scotland Gerald Lovell's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DB7 View Post
    I'm going through a noirish spell so delved into So Evil My Love (1948), a Victorian noir similar to Gaslight and loosely based on the infamous poisoning of Charles Bravo. An engrossing film with a good splash of atmosphere, Ann Todd is suitably naive early in the film and my only criticism would be that Ray Milland is not quite caddish enough, even tho he's up to no good with Moira Lister. Great ending.
    I don't I've seen this one, but it sounds good. Was Ann Todd doing a dry run for Madeleine (1950)?

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    Senior Member Country: UK CaptainWaggett's Avatar
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    I love me some gaslight noir and this one is great despite the presence of the boring Mrs Lean. Fond though I am of him, some might question whether Raymond Lovell would be a cat burglar's ideal choice of partner though

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    Senior Member Country: Scotland Gerald Lovell's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    I love me some gaslight noir and this one is great despite the presence of the boring Mrs Lean. Fond though I am of him, some might question whether Raymond Lovell would be a cat burglar's ideal choice of partner though
    What? Are you suggesting my dear father was portly and loud???

    Disappointed to note Cyril Chamberlain is not in the cast . . .

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    Senior Member Country: UK CaptainWaggett's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Lovell View Post
    What? Are you suggesting my dear father was portly and loud???

    Disappointed to note Cyril Chamberlain is not in the cast . . .
    Well, he's not known as 'the Shovel' because of his fondness for gardening

    The absence of Cyril is undoubtedly the reason why this fine film isn't better known

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    Ah, gaslight noir a favourite genre of mine too.

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    Senior Member Country: England Harbottle's Avatar
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    A film unknown to me until my recent viewing and I'd agree with the consensus, a corker of a film with Ray Milland doing his nasty piece of work superbly, even Ann Todd is good

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