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The House in Marsh Road (1960)

A novelist and his sexy lover plot to kill the novelist's wife so he can inherit her fortune including her house that happens to be haunted.

Director:

Montgomery Tully

Writers:

Maurice J. Wilson (screenplay), Laurence Meynell (based on the story "The House in Marsh Road")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tony Wright ... David Linton
Patricia Dainton ... Jean Linton
Sandra Dorne ... Valerie Stockley
Derek Aylward Derek Aylward ... Richard Foster
Sam Kydd ... Morris Lumley
Llewellyn Rees Llewellyn Rees ... P.J. Webster
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Mrs. O'Brien (as Anita Sharp Bolster)
Roddy Hughes ... Daniels
Harry Hutchinson Harry Hutchinson ... Landlord
Olive Sloane ... Mrs. Morris
Geoffrey Denton ... Police Inspector
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When a woman inherits a valuable house, her nasty husband and his mistress plot murder. But the house has a protective poltergeist who thwarts the wicked pair. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Invisible Creature See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters in this film are fictitious. Any resemblance to any person living or dead is coincidental . . . . . See more »

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Forgotten potboiler with a supernatural edge
4 May 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THE HOUSE IN MARSH ROAD is a low budget British potboiler with a supernatural edge. The storyline is a predictable one about a seemingly normal husband and wife who move into a new home. Unbeknownst to the wife, the husband has a jealous lover who plans to murder the wife so that she can take her place. However, a supernatural force in the house has other ideas.

It's quite unusual to see a film like this which plays up the thriller aspects of the storyline while downplaying the supernatural elements. Certainly there are no special effects or anything here, just a few spooky scenes of plates smashing and the like. As a film, THE HOUSE IN MARSH ROAD feels quite dated in comparison to the likes of THE HAUNTING which came out three years later, but it has elements of interest for the British genre fan. Patricia Dainton gives a typically assured performance as the put-upon wife, and Sam Kydd is reliable in support as always. Hardworking director Montgomery Tully keeps things moving nicely along as well, so at least you can say that it's never boring.


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