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    Hi All,

    another mystery film title I have been searching for.

    A short made for the cinema in I think in the 70s / 80s Starring Terence Stamp and Judy Parfitt, plot is Terence Stamp well to do man living in a large rambling house (St Michaels Mount used I think) which is inaccessible when the tide is in, Judy Parfitts daughter marries this guy much to mothers consternation, only to find when she is taken to his home he isn't all he seems, he forbids to enter certain rooms, or a certain room in the house, but while he is away on business curiosity gets the better of her, but he returns before she realises it, and he then tries to kill her, but she has already spoken to her Mother on the phone suggesting all is not well in her life, now Mother is riding side saddle to her rescue across the causeway as the tide is coming in, she arrives in the nick of time and kills the bluebeard character and saves her daughter. I am sure the tag line at the end is after comforting the girl Mother utters the line "NOW JUST REMEMBER DEAR MOTHER ALWAYS KNOWS BEST" or words to that effect.

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    The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970) is the only thing that credits these two actors. Is that the one?



    Maybe this will help:

    Posters, LobbyCards and Stills from the film at MovieGoods.com

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    Can't recall that in Mr Soames. Stamp has the mental age of a child as is held in a secure hospital until escaping.

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    name='DB7']Can't recall that in Mr Soames. Stamp has the mental age of a child as is held in a secure hospital until escaping.


    Well I'm convinced!:


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    The Bloody Chamber? I'm guessing it is based on the story by the late Angela Carter.



    BFI | Film & TV Database | The BLOODY CHAMBER (1982)



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    Looks like Euryale has got the better of me again. All I can add is that The Company of Wolves was also part of that collection, featuring an uncredited Terence Stamp in the film version, as The Devil. No mention of The Bloody Tower at IMDB, however ...



    By the way, nice to see you've got an Avatar at last. Who is it?

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    thanks everybody it looks as though THE BLOODY CHAMBER fits the bill

    Thanks again.

    Chris B

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    Never heard of it, was it an episode from a tv series?

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    name='DB7']Never heard of it, was it an episode from a tv series?


    Could be, as the running time is only 29mins. Released 1983.

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    Apparently, it was a cinema short that was released to support the Eddie Murphy picture 48 Hrs.



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    name='Euryale']Apparently, it was a cinema short that was released to support the Eddie Murphy picture 48 Hrs.



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    It's mentioned in the original post, too, thanks Euryale

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    name='HUGHJAMPTON']It's mentioned in the original post, too, thanks Euryale


    Given that it has such a stellar cast, it is surprizing that there is not more information out there about it.



    E.

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    Just to thanks Euryale for getting the right answer for me I clicked on the wrong section and I don't know how to uncheck it to give you the credit SORRY

    Regards Chris B

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    Looks like Euryale has got the better of me again.


    Lord, Cornershop, I didn't think we were rivals! - but it is always worth looking at actors' profiles at the BFI, as sometimes stuff shows up there that is not at IMDB.



    Anyway, I don't put up all those interesting posts about archive television, now do I?



    By the way, nice to see you've got an Avatar at last. Who is it?


    The lady is Helen Morgan, an American actress from the early days of cinema - I think she had quite a sad life.



    I first came across her when I was a kid in a book I had about movie musicals. There was a great photo of her - a still from the film Applause. It is a close-up of her face covered in sweat and tears after her character has just given birth in a dressing room, but she looks absolutely radiant.



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    Sorry, Euryale, I've only just found your post. I am a bit disappointed not to have got this one right as the combination of Terence Stamp and Judy Parfitt, along with the still that I posted, suggested it was Mr. Soames.



    I only know Helen Morgan's name because of the film about her life, The Helen Morgan Story (1957), starring Ann Blyth. There's quite a lot of her at Corbis and Dr. Macro has a page on Applause.

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