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      The Inheritance

      1948 1h 38m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews In Victorian England, heiress Caroline Ruthyn (Jean Simmons) is ordered to move in with her disreputable Uncle Silas (Derrick de Marney), who was once suspected of killing a man. Soon after Caroline arrives, Silas and his co-conspirator, Madame de la Rougierre (Katina Paxinou), discover that they are next in line to inherit the family fortune. At first, their schemes are relatively benign: they try to persuade Caroline to marry Silas' son. But when that fails, their thoughts turn to murder. Read More Read Less

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      Steve D A bit too generic though passable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In Victorian England, heiress Caroline Ruthyn (Jean Simmons) is ordered to move in with her disreputable Uncle Silas (Derrick de Marney), who was once suspected of killing a man. Soon after Caroline arrives, Silas and his co-conspirator, Madame de la Rougierre (Katina Paxinou), discover that they are next in line to inherit the family fortune. At first, their schemes are relatively benign: they try to persuade Caroline to marry Silas' son. But when that fails, their thoughts turn to murder.
      Director
      Charles Frank
      Producer
      Laurence Irving
      Screenwriter
      Ben Travers
      Production Co
      Two Cities Films
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Runtime
      1h 38m