Starring Olive Sturgess, David Frankham, Jennifer Raine.
Written by Jess Carneol and Kay Lenard.
Directed by Ida Lupino.
Lady Beatrice Mervyn (Patricia Manning) murders her husband and then kills herself, invoking yet another one of those puzzling family curses. 300 years later, Evie Bishop (Sturgess) comes to visit her beau at his brother's mansion (the same mansion wherein the murders occurred), only to be visited by the ghost of Lady Beatrice. Is Evie going batty or is she really seeing Beatrice?
PE: Cut from the same cloth (or rather the same old moldy hunk of shag carpeting) as "God Grante That She Lye Stille." I wonder if Lupino pulled a Roger Corman and had a script written quickly to make use of the sets from the earlier episode? It sure has the whiff of a quickie script.
JS: Yes, it shared some of the same Dark Shadows-esque moments of that episode, including another great (recycled?) Goldsmith score. I imagine there's a great mash up to be made with Sturgess as our living damsel and Sarah Marshall as our ghostly visitor. Lupino really takes advantage of the sets at her disposal here. This episode is literally dripping with atmosphere...
Thriller babes this go-round to ogle.