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The Legacy

Using the hoary convention of stranding a young couple in the mansion of a reclusive millionaire whose guests are progressively bumped off in an assortment of gruesome ways, The Legacy tries for an added dimension of satanic possession, but winds up a tame, suspenseless victim of its own lack of imagination.

Cast:
Katharine Ross Sam Elliott Hildegard Neil Roger Daltrey John Standing Charles Gray

Using the hoary convention of stranding a young couple in the mansion of a reclusive millionaire whose guests are progressively bumped off in an assortment of gruesome ways, The Legacy tries for an added dimension of satanic possession, but winds up a tame, suspenseless victim of its own lack of imagination.

Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott play the Yank couple, a pair of architects mysteriously summoned for an assignment in England. When they’re accidentally forced off a country road by a chauffeured Rolls, owner John Standing invites them back for ‘tea’. They find themselves trapped in the house for the weekend.

The film, directed with no tension or suspenseful pacing by former TV director Richard Marquand, takes an eternity to get down to business.

The Legacy

Production: Universal/Turman-Foster. Director Richard Marquand; Producer David Foster; Screenplay Jimmy Sangster, Patric Tilley, Paul Wheeler; Camera Dick Bush, Alan Hume; Editor Anne V. Coates; Music Michael J. Lewis; Art Director Disley Jones

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1979. Running time: 100 MIN.

With: Katharine Ross Sam Elliott Hildegard Neil Roger Daltrey John Standing Charles Gray

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