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The Orchard End Murder (1981)

Charthurst Green, Kent, 1966. Pauline Cox accompanies Mike Robins to a village cricket match in which he is playing, but becomes bored and wanders away. She fetches up at the local railway ... See full summary »

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Christian Marnham
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill Wallis Bill Wallis ... Railway Gatekeeper
Tracy Hyde Tracy Hyde ... Pauline Cox
Clive Mantle ... Ewen
Raymond Adamson ... Mr. Wickstead
Mark Hardy Mark Hardy ... Robins
Cyril Cross Cyril Cross ... Village Policeman
Jessie Evans Jessie Evans ... Mrs. Trowel
Mollie Maureen Mollie Maureen ... Old Lady on Station
David Wilkinson ... Bat'sman
Geoffrey Frederick Geoffrey Frederick ... Cricket Captain
Peter Hutchins Peter Hutchins ... Detective
Alexander John Alexander John ... Radio News Reader (voice)
Alan Neame Alan Neame ... Rector
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Charthurst Green, Kent, 1966. Pauline Cox accompanies Mike Robins to a village cricket match in which he is playing, but becomes bored and wanders away. She fetches up at the local railway halt, where she is first entertained to tea by the garrulous, hunchbacked station keeper, then upset by the intrusion of the latter's assistant Ewen, who proceeds to kill a rabbit in her presence. Making her way back to the match, Pauline is waylaid by the simple-minded Ewen as she crosses an apple orchard; when his advances become violent, she tries to fight him off and he strangles her. That evening, the hunchback discovers Ewen with Pauline's body in the shack where he lives, and helps him to bury the corpse in the orchard. Later, however, Ewen inadvertently betrays himself: the body is disinterred by the police and Ewen breaks down hysterically. Years later, the hunchback, who has disavowed Ewen, encourages the friendship of another village youth. Peter Jessop's carefully textured camera work ... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1981 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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1.85 : 1
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Pretty dire, altogether.
31 January 2006 | by wertperchSee all my reviews

It's a number of years since I saw this film. It was aired one day by the BBC, in the early hours, as filling between two equally dreadful chat programs.

Think of Macbeth made by Ed Wood, a la Plan 9 from Outer Space, and you'll get the picture. It packs a lot in, what with the carefully-posed nude body of the murder victim being carried through the woods to the hut, some dreadful but unintentionally funny dialogue and stumbling acting and photography. For bad film buffs there is much to enjoy.

If you can get hold of a VHS copy of this, please burn it, unless your love of the macabre is matched by your love of poor film.


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