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Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | TV Movie 24 November 1973
A sculptor hires young college girls to take care of his elderly mother and his supposedly insane sister, both of whom live in the old family mansion with him.

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Gordon Hessler
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Complete credited cast:
Ted Bessell ... Jeffrey Elliot
Sian Barbara Allen ... Peggy Johns
Bette Davis ... Mrs. Elliott
Charles Drake ... George Thornton
Allan Arbus ... Dr. Eugene Saks
Jessica Rains Jessica Rains ... Girl in Office
Christiane Schmidtmer ... Jennifer Elliot
Johnnie Collins III Johnnie Collins III ... Student
Tovah Feldshuh ... Agnes Thornton
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A sculptor hires young college girls to take care of his elderly mother and his supposedly insane sister, both of whom live in the old family mansion with him.

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The film was shot on location at the Sunset Strip mansion of Howard Hughes' former partner, Noah Dietrich. See more »

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thanks mainly to Bette Davis
6 October 2015 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Low budget TV movie and even if it is a bit derivative not a bad effort at all. Sian Barbara Allen doesn't impress and was probably a bit too old at 27 to convince as the young student. Ted Bessell is OK but both were destined to have careers restricted to TV. Bette Davis on the other hand, professional to the end, seems to struggle at times but always maintains that menacing presence. Indeed although 64 here would go on to make almost twenty more films before her death some 16 years later. Very early on when we see Bessell as the home based sculptor I'm already thinking of Corman's 1959 Bucket of Blood. Little do I know that by the end we shall see the influence of the following year's, Psycho as well. Nothing to get particularly excited about but enjoyable enough, thanks mainly to Bette Davis.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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