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Monday, September 10, 2012

Thriller: What Beckoning Ghost? (1961)

Season 2, Episode 1

What Beckoning Ghost is a classic, old fashioned, love triangle, ghost story.  It begins with a concert pianist who believes she sees her own coffin in her drawing room.  The acting is a bit over the top in places, especially Judith Evelyn who plays the pianist.  But in spite of this, the story is nicely told and has a few twists to keep things interesting.  Boris Karloff's intro is great.  He seems to be having a good time with this series and it shows.  Director Ida Lupino, who is also a fine actress with a long resume, does a nice job of keeping the story moving along at a nice pace.  Definitely worth a look.

RATING: Very Good.

For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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