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Directed by Marc Allégret • 1948 • United Kingdom
Starring Valerie Hobson, Stewart Granger, Michael Gough
Velvety Technicolor graces this shivery, gothic noir-melodrama (based on a true crime), in which poor governess Blanche Fullerton (Valerie Hobson) moves up in society when she marries her wealthy cousin Laurence Fury (Michael Gough). She may now be mistress of the sprawling Fury estate, but the bored Blanche wants more—and she finds it in a torrid affair with handsome stableman Philip Thorn (Stewart Granger). Thorn has his own designs on the estate, and together he and Blanche hatch a deadly plot to steal it for themselves.