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The Frightened Lady (1940)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

"Mark's Priory". the family seat of the Lebanons, is a house of terror to Ilsa Crane, secretary and niece of Lady Lebanon. The strange behavior of two sinister butlers, Gilder and Brooks, adds greatly to her fear and her sole consolation ...See more"Mark's Priory". the family seat of the Lebanons, is a house of terror to Ilsa Crane, secretary and niece of Lady Lebanon. The strange behavior of two sinister butlers, Gilder and Brooks, adds greatly to her fear and her sole consolation lies in the sympathy extended her by young Lord William "Willie" Lebanon. A young architect, Richard Ferraby, arrives from London to inspect the ancient home in regards to renovations, and he and Isla are immediately attracted to each other. Lady Lebanon tells her son that he must marry Isla to carry on the family name but Lord Willie tells her he has no intentions of marrying. Later, the family physician, Dr. Amersham, arrives and it is evident he has some unrevealed hold over Lady Lebanon. The chauffeur, Studd, hints that he knew Aversham in India and that Aversham was discharged from the Indian Army under unsavory circumstances. Isla and Richard find the chauffeur murdered and the suspicion falls on the gamekeeper, Tilling, whose wife had been more than a little friendly with Studd. But Chief Inspector Tanner and Deputy Sergeant Totty arrive from Scotland Yard and uncover evidence that points to Dr. Aversham as the killer, and Lord Willie substantiates the clue by telling them that Aversham had strangled a young Eurasian girl in India by using a red scarf and Studd, also, had been found strangled with a red scarf. The policeman are just about to fold up their tidy little case when a telegram arrives from "Mark's Priory" informing them that Aversham has just been found murdered---strangled with a red scarf. Well, back to the old drawing board. Written by Les Adams See less
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Nov 7, 1941 (United States)

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Marius Goring
Lord Lebanon Lord Lebanon   See fewer
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Penelope Dudley-Ward
Isla Crane (as Penelope Dudley Ward) Isla Crane (as Penelope Dudley Ward)   See fewer
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Helen Haye
Lady Lebanon Lady Lebanon   See fewer
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Felix Aylmer
Dr. Amersham Dr. Amersham   See fewer
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George Merritt
Det. Inspector Tanner Det. Inspector Tanner   See fewer
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Ronald Shiner
Sergeant Totty Sergeant Totty   See fewer
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Patrick Barr
Richard Ferraby Richard Ferraby   See fewer
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Roy Emerton
Gilder Gilder   See fewer
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George Hayes
Brooks Brooks   See fewer
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Jack Mandeville
P.C. at Tanner's Lecture (uncredited) P.C. at Tanner's Lecture (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elizabeth Scott
Mrs. Tilling (uncredited) Mrs. Tilling (uncredited)   See fewer
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Torin Thatcher
Jim Tilling, the Groundsman (uncredited) Jim Tilling, the Groundsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Brooks Turner
Police Constable (uncredited) Police Constable (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 203 votes