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Dear Dead Delilah (1972)

R | | Horror | 1972 (USA)
A sickly matriarch of a dysfunctional family living in an old Southern mansion teases her siblings about finding a long lost treasure hidden in the premises, little did she know that there is someone ready to kill to get their hands on it.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Agnes Moorehead ... Delilah Charles
Will Geer ... Roy Jurroe
Michael Ansara ... Morgan Charles
Dennis Patrick ... Doctor Alonzo Charles
Anne Meacham ... Grace Charles
Robert Gentry ... Richard
Patricia Carmichael ... Luddy Dublin
Elizabeth Eis ... Ellen
Ruth Baker Ruth Baker ... Buffy
Ann Gibbs ... Young Luddy (as Anne Gibbs)
John Marriott ... Marshall
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The stern matriarch of a family that lives in a creepy mansion finds that a killer is hiding in the house, searching for a $500,000 fortune rumored to be hidden there and chopping off the heads of anyone who gets in the way. Written by Anonymous

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Puts Terror Into a New Dimension! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cara dolce Delilah... morta See more »

Filming Locations:

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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One of 13 titles included in Avco Embassy's Nightmare Theater package syndicated for television in 1975, and the only non European one. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie we see the three characters in a car but later when the boy speaks there's nobody in the background. See more »

Quotes

Delilah Charles: How can I destroy people when they've already succeeded in destroying themselves?
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Pretty good horror film
8 September 2018 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Story of a heavily dysfunctional Southern family. They've all gathered at the mansion of the head of the family Delilah (Agnes Moorehead). She's dying and has hidden a large amount of money somewhere on the estate but won't say where. Someone starts killing off family members with an axe. Who's doing it and where is the money?

Pretty good movie. It's very low budget and was only previously available in edited prints in lousy shape. It's just been remastered and looks great. The script is interesting and the acting is very good--especially by Moorehead in her last theatrical film. As for blood and gore--there's not much but what is there is pretty strong. So--a good drive-in movie from the 1970s. It's great to see it uncut and remastered.


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