I liked 2 of Green's lines. The murder occurs offscreen, with the camera moving to a curtain fluttering in front of an open window. Bogarde does smarmy very well and practises his dark side which will reach its peak as Barrett in The Servant, but here chews the furniture in the final act. Unable to add item to List. Good price, arrived earlier than stated.

There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. It's hard to decide which of Lockwood or Bogarde is the more unlikeable character, so when they court to the strains of a torch singer's Leave Me Alone, you're not sure which one should leave and which should be left. Please try again. All prices are in USD. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 22, 2015. Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Dirk Bogarde digressed from his usual lightweight image to portray a smarmy murderer in Cast a Dark Shadow. A clever fortune-hunter with a penchant for murder does in his elderly, supposedly rich, wife and manages to get away with it. I've never been much of a Margaret Lockwood fan but she's a revelation here and steals the show.

This will not play on most DVD players sold in the U.S., U.S. The inheritance is a myth. Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2017, This DVD is in a format that cannot play on US machines, Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2001. This film was one of the roles Bogarde took on to escape his Doctor at Large typecasting, which explains his working class accent, though his character reading a muscle magazine just before he meets Lockwood is something left unexplained and a subtextual hint not further explored.

A British fortune-hunter playboy is killing his rich wives in order to inherit their wealth.
Driven to find another unsuspecting spouse; he discovers that his new bride, a widow, is no fool. This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Please try again. There's a problem loading this menu right now. La raison ? Really good kind of spooky "thriller'. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 13, 2020. The entire cast was excellent but particularly Bogarde. Et plus précisément dans la catégorie DVD Zone 2 de notre univers Vidéo. We promise to never spam you, and just use your email address to identify you as a valid customer.

When she tells him that she intends to keep her accounts separate from his, he is driven to contemplate murder once again. However Gilbert gives Bogarde a nicely conceived partially shadowed face when he is confronted with his past as motivation, and whilst the end may bear a hole, we're still willing to go along with it. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Be the first to review this product! What a great film, a bit hard to hear Dirk without his posh accent, but god is he good in it, you in the end want to kill him yourself. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Nice shots of 50s Brighton. This film based on a play called Murder Mistaken by Janet Green is directed with pace by Lewis Gilbert, and only reveals it's stage origins at the climax when the cast yell at each other.

LOVE this movie. Gilbert also uses Wellesian deep focus framing of the couple, for an expressionist effect. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Cast a Dark Shadow is a too-literal adaptation of Janet Green's stage play Murder Mistaken.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 15, 2020. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. And a wonderful surprise twist ending too. See other DVD options under “Other Formats & Versions”. Love it, proper old fashioned black and white film. Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh, Kathleen Harrison, Robert Flemyng, Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2017, Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2020. Jolly good fun from the always reliable Lewis Gilbert with an excellent cast. Sitemap |. Every character, every scene, and the creepy scary story as well. Achat Cast A Dark Shadow [Dvd] à prix bas sur Rakuten. Wish I could find more like this!

At the wedding of Lockwood and Bogarde is told "You've landed the fish but don't forget who supplied the chips". Compelling plot from start to finish.

Thus Bogarde sets his sights on barkeeper Margaret Lockwood, whom he knows to be heavily insured. Things are complicated by Lockwood being the aggressor, but as we see she is no fool, it becomes a game of outwitting. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 3, 2015. With Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh, Kathleen Harrison.

Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2017, Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2014. We begin with Dirk Bogarde as the irresistably named Teddy Bare, married to an older woman, who he kills for the inheritance.

Thus Bogarde sets his sights on barkeeper Margaret Lockwood, whom he knows to be heavily insured. Excellent.