Uncle Silas (film)

Uncle Silas (US: The Inheritance) is a 1947 British drama film directed by Charles Frank and starring Jean Simmons, Katina Paxinou and Derrick De Marney.[2] It is an adaptation of the novel Uncle Silas in which an heiress is pursued by her uncle, who craves her money following her father's death.

Uncle Silas
British Theatrical poster
Directed byCharles Frank
Produced byJosef Somlo, Laurence Irving
Written byBen Travers, from the novel by Sheridan le Fanu
StarringJean Simmons
Derrick de Marney
Katina Paxinou
Music byAlan Rawsthorne, played by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Muir Mathieson
CinematographyRobert Krasker
Edited byRalph Kemplen
Production
company
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
8 October 1947
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Budgetover $1 million[1]

The film was shot at Denham Studios with sets by the art director Ralph Brinton. The costumes were designed by Elizabeth Haffenden.

Plot

Caroline Ruthyn is the teenage niece of her elderly uncle Silas, a sickly and at one time unbalanced man who becomes her guardian on the death of her father. The fact that Silas is broke and greedy and young Caroline is the heir to her father's vast fortune is reason enough for Caroline to be wary, but her fears increase when she meets Silas's perverted son and when she discovers that her fearsome former governess, Madame de la Rougierre, is working with her uncle...

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