Return to Glennascaul (1953) watch online HD
- Original title:Return to Glennascaul
- Category:Movie / Short / Horror / Mystery
- Director:Hilton Edwards
- Actors:Michael Laurence,Shelah Richards,Helena Hughes
- Writer:Hilton Edwards
- Video type:Movie
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- Rating 7.0
SPOILER: Orson Welles, taking a break from the filming of The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1951), is driving in the Irish countryside one night when he offers a ride to a man with car trouble. The man relates a strange event that happened to him at the same location. Two women flagged down his car one evening, asking for a ride back to their manor. They invited him in for a drink, and after leaving, he went back for his cigarette case. He found the manor deserted and decayed. In Dublin, a real estate broker told him the mother and daughter had died years ago. Welles, sufficiently spooked, drops the man off at his home, and speeds on by when two other stranded women wave for a ride.
The film was given to RCA Recording Studios in Hammersmith to complete post-production. They engaged Joseph Sterling to edit it. When the film arrived, it had been very roughly assembled by someone not used to cutting room procedure: trims tightly wound up, no identification, etc. Originally, the film's commentary was given by Michael Laurence, who played Sean Merriman. When editing was completed, Hilton Edwards ran the film for Orson Welles. He then decided that he should re-do the commentary.
"Glennascaul" is Irish for "Glen of the Shadows."
|Complete credited cast:|
| Michael Laurence || - || Sean Merriman |
| Shelah Richards || - || Mrs. Campbell |
| Helena Hughes || - || Lucy Campbell |
| John Dunne || - || Daly |
| Isobel Couser || - || The Short Woman |
| Ann Clery || - || The Tall Woman |
| Orson Welles || - || Narrator / Orson Welles |