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Uncle Silas 

The Dark Angel (original title)
Maud Ruthyn, a lovely and sensitive girl, is sent to stay with her Uncle Silas Ruthyn, a charismatic rogue who stands to inherit the family fortune... should anything untoward happen to ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jane Lapotaire ...  Madame de la Rougierre 3 episodes, 1989
Beatie Edney ...  Maud Ruthyn 3 episodes, 1989
Guy Rolfe ...  Dr. Bryerly 3 episodes, 1989
Barbara Shelley ...  Cousin Monica 3 episodes, 1989
Tim Woodward ...  Dudley Ruthyn 3 episodes, 1989
Norma Shebbeare Norma Shebbeare ...  Mary Quince 3 episodes, 1989
Peter O'Toole ...  Uncle Silas Ruthyn 2 episodes, 1989
Simon Shepherd ...  Captain Oakley 2 episodes, 1989
John Baker John Baker ...  Old Giles 2 episodes, 1989
Marcus Gilbert ...  Lord Carysbroke 2 episodes, 1989
Patti Love ...  Peg Hawkes 2 episodes, 1989
Conrad Phillips ...  Dickon Hawkes 2 episodes, 1989
Hilary Sesta Hilary Sesta ...  Lucy Wyatt 2 episodes, 1989
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Maud Ruthyn, a lovely and sensitive girl, is sent to stay with her Uncle Silas Ruthyn, a charismatic rogue who stands to inherit the family fortune... should anything untoward happen to young Maud. With the tyrannical Madame De La Rougierre as her governess, Maud finds that the estate holds terrors beyond her imaginings. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1991 (USA) See more »

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Uncle Silas See more »

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Runtime:

| (3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Guy Rolfe, who appears here as the elderly doctor, had, over forty years previously, also played a role (as Sepulchre Hawkes) in the 1947 film version - one of his earliest notable film roles. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Bryerly: His house is not a proper place for you. It is a solitude, its master an outcast, and it has been the repeated scene of all sorts of scandals, and of one great crime.
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Version of El misterioso tío Sylas (1947) See more »

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Gothic drama at it's best
30 June 2005 | by lthseldy1See all my reviews

I look at this movie more as a drama than a horror movie because I did not see a whole lot of scariness in this movie but I did love the acting all except the kissing of Maude and her uncle Sylas....gross, I'd rather kiss snails than kiss his lips. That part of the movie made me sick. But I loved the acting of the evil governess. It made me think of the movie "Flowers in the Attic" of the character of the evil grandmother. But I never figured out just what was wrong with her uncle. Why we went into bouts of insanity and then all the sudden calm down and look at everyone as if they were mad. It made me feel for the characters because each one played their part excellent. The ending of the movie was a big let down though. I did not expect this movie to end that way. But it is a good movie if you like Gothic movies. I even see some ideas taken from "Dracula" in this movie.


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