The Dark Angel (1987)

02/01/1987 (GB) HorrorThrillerDramaTV Movie 2h 28m
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The Dark Angel is a sensual and stylish adaptation of Uncle Silas - Sheridan le Fanu’s influential Victorian literary masterpiece. Sheltered heiress Maud Ruthyn's troubles begin when her father hires a new governess. Madame De La Rougierre (played with considerable relish by Jane Lapotaire) is a cruel, brandy-swigging schemer with an unhealthy interest in Maud's inheritance and an approach to childcare that would make Mary Poppins faint. When Maud's father dies she has no choice but to live with her wicked uncle Silas, who will inherit the family fortune if Maud should happen to die. This is not a recipe for domestic bliss and soon it seems that everyone but Maud is either bad, mad, or both.

  1. Peter Hammond


  2. Sheridan Le Fanu


  3. Don MacPherson


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  1. Peter O'Toole

    Peter O'Toole

    Uncle Silas Ruthyn

  2. Jane Lapotaire

    Jane Lapotaire

    Madame de la Rougierre

  3. Beatie Edney

    Beatie Edney

    Maud Ruthyn

  4. Barbara Shelley

    Barbara Shelley

    Cousin Monica

  5. Simon Shepherd

    Simon Shepherd

    Captain Oakley

  6. Guy Rolfe

    Guy Rolfe

    Dr. Bryerly

  7. Tim Woodward

    Tim Woodward

    Dudley Ruthyn

  8. Norma Shebbeare

    Mary Quince

  9. Marcus Gilbert

    Marcus Gilbert

    Lord Carysbroke

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