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      Death at Love House

      1976 1h 14m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 36% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A writer (Robert Wagner) and his wife (Kate Jackson) occupy a Hollywood mansion haunted by a 1930s movie queen his father knew. Read More Read Less

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      charles m A 1976 ABC Movie of the Week that mismatched Robert Wagner and Kate Jackson (who is 18 years younger than Wagner) with an overabundance of poorly staged sepia toned "memories." The result is an absolutely yawn fest that even Dorothy Lamour, Joan Blondell, Sylvia Sidney and a twist ending couldn't salvage. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty good film...Some parts get's borng...But stay with the film it does get interesting in the end...But don't (all old films) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty bad TV movie with Wagner and Kate Jackson mismatched as a married couple investigating an old mystery. The only thing it has going for it is the appearance of old pros Joan Blondell, Dorothy Lamour and Sylvia Sidney. Even with them in it don't go out of your way. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Death at Love House (aka "The Shrine of Lorna Love") Starring: Kate Jackson, Robert Wagner, and Sylvia Sidney Director: E.W. Swackhamer Donna and Joel Gregory (Jackson and Robert Wagner) are researching a book about highly-revered and long-dead Hollywood film goddess Lorna Love. They decide to stay visit Lorna's estate, which is still being tended by her long-time housekeeper (Sidney). Things take a turn for the worse when Joel, whose father had had a passionate affair with Lorna, becomes obsessed with the deceased movie star and starts to have waking dreams of a life spent with her. Is Donna losing her husband to the ghost of Lorna Love?! I enjoy watching Kate Jackson--she's my favorite "Charlie's Angel" and she made "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" the fun show it was. Her quirky voice, cute looks, and superior acting ability brighten everything she's in, and it's only her presence in "Death at Love House" that pulls it up to a rating of Four Tomatoes (and only barely). This is a film that's well-acted by a literally stellar cast (in addition to the stars, it features cameo appearances by a whole slew of old-time actors and actresses, including horror great David Carradine), and that takes full advantage of the location--which was actually the home of real-life silent film star Harold Lloyd--but which is killed by a atrocious script and some really bad production design/direction at key moments. The film is overburdened by too many elements that don't pay off in any meaningful way (whatever happened to Lorna's "spiritual advisor" who keeps cropping up?), shoddy details when it comes to historical looks (at one point Joel watches one of Lorna's old silent movies,but instead of looking like a leading lady from 1923, she looks just walked off a porn movie set in 1973), and an already reliance on characters behaving stupidly in order to make the plot work (someone tries to kill Donna, there are three people in the house, and no one calls the cops or checks up on the housekeeper?!). "Death at Love House" is a weak melodrama that tries to be a suspense/horror movie, and it fails. It's too bad to see such a good cast wasted on such a weak movie, especially the delightful Kate Jackson. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Another film that I really like a lot... Sometimes have troubles choosing my favorite because they all have their uniqueness... This one is quite powerful, a bit spooky, and keeps you involved... I absolutly love Kate's performance in this because she really shows her abilities to make the character seem real and believable... She is not only intense, she is very unique in her style as well... Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A writer (Robert Wagner) and his wife (Kate Jackson) occupy a Hollywood mansion haunted by a 1930s movie queen his father knew.
      Director
      E.W. Swackhamer
      Producer
      Hal Sitowitz
      Production Co
      Spelling-Goldberg Productions
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 27, 2019
      Runtime
      1h 14m
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