| Short, Horror, Mystery
Orson Welles, on break from filming Othello, relates a tale he heard one spooky Irish midnight not so long ago when, driving through the countryside, he picked up a man with car trouble who told of a strange encounter with two hitchhikers.
The film was given to RCA Recording Studios in Hammersmith to complete post-production. They engaged Joseph Sterling to edit it. When the film arrived, it had been very roughly assembled by someone not used to cutting room procedure: trims tightly wound up, no identification, etc. Originally, the film's commentary was given by Michael Laurence, who played Sean Merriman. When editing was completed, Hilton Edwards ran the film for Orson Welles. He then decided that he should re-do the commentary.
You *will* come back.
Sean Merriman: Yes, I'd like to, if I may.
The narrator says that Sean Merriman returns to the house when he realizes he left his cigarette case on the mantle. However, Lucy Campbell was holding the case when Sean noticed the lateness of the hour and suddenly got up to leave, forgetting to get the case from Lucy in his haste. It is Lucy who places the case on the mantle, which goes unnoticed by Sean while he is bidding farewell to Lucy's mother.
"Return to Glennascaul" is included as an extra, on the UK region 2 DVD of Welles' "Macbeth", with introduction by Peter Bogdanovich.
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