A Man About the House (1947)

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Agnes and Ellen Isit, two poor English sisters, unexpectedly inherit from their uncle a rich estate near Naples, complete with big villa and manly Italian majordomo. The latter, Salvatore, ... See full summary »

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21 September 2018 | christopher-underwood
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| Things do not go as expected
Surprisingly enjoyable and certainly well made little UK picture filmed partly on location near Naples to great effect. The tale begins fairly mundanely and it seems we are in for some light melodrama as two uptight English sisters possibly vie for the attention of some rich landowner. Turns out they are the landowners, the property is in Italy and a good part of this is set out in the wonderful sunshine and vistas of the bay of Naples. Things do not go as expected and although we have wonderful, almost neorealist shots of happy peasants and the grape harvest, a darker side soon begins to emerge and this ends up being akin to Suspicion and Gaslight. Perhaps not quite as dark as those two films but this certainly has its moments and the cast perform very well under tight direction and beautiful photography.

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