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The House of the Long Shadows

  • Film

Time Out says

A jumble of dark house clichés (loosely based on that old standby, Seven Keys to Baldpate) which stacks up the zzzzz for a good hour before even admitting it's a spoof. Thereafter, two gags for Price, the unavoidable sad ghoulishness of Carradine's mere presence, and a Christopher Lee so wooden that it's hard to tell if he's in a coffin or not. Only Cushing retains any dignity, even coming up with a fresh characterisation - a lisping, drunken rendition of the Upper Class Twit at 70 - that might turn Michael Palin green. The rest is vacuum: bus-ticket script, the usual faceless juvenile support, and bathchair direction.
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Release Details

  • Duration:101 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Pete Walker
  • Screenwriter:Michael Armstrong
  • Cast:
    • Christopher Lee
    • John Carradine
    • Richard Todd
    • Desi Arnaz Jr
    • Sheila Keith
    • Vincent Price
    • Peter Cushing
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