A Place of One’s Own

May 27, 2013 at 3:44 am (5 Heads, Place of One's Own) (, , , , )

A Place of One’s Own – 1945 – England

An elderly couple moves to an old manor. They hire a young female “companion” named Annette. Her charming personality wins the couple’s love and the attention of a handsome doctor. Meanwhile, signs suggest the manor is haunted. Whispers sound through the house’s system of “speaking tubes”, and Annette suddenly performs piano music she’s never heard. Local legend claims the manor’s former inhabitants systematically poisoned their invalid daughter. At a party announcing Annette’s engagement to the doctor, an ominous storm erupts. Afterward, she is possessed by the ghost of the invalid girl. As Annette grows increasingly ill, her loved ones sink into despair as they struggle ineffectually to save her. Of course, after a supernatural intervention, everything turns out fine.

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