Melody in the Dark (1948)

Genres - Comedy, Horror, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Horror Comedy  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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A solid script by John Guillermin bolsters the otherwise so-so British filler Melody in the Dark. Eunice Gayson plays an actress who inherits a forbidding old mansion. Using her new domicile as a rehearsal hall for herself and her fellow thespians, Eunice is scared out of her wits by mysterious sounds emanating from nowhere. There's a logical explanation, of course, but try telling that to the cast during the film's first five reels. Musical relief is provided by such home-grown acts as The Keynotes, The Stardusters and The London Lovelies.

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con/scam, inheritance, locked-up, uncle