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Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?

UK, English, 91 mins

  • Director: Curtis Harrington
  • Writer: David D. Osborn; Robert Blees
  • Producer: Samuel Z. Arkoff; Louis M. Heyward

CGiii Comment

Harrington's career was a strange affair...........not unlike this film.
 
A spoof (yes, spoof - it cannot be taken seriously) on Hansel & Gretel........unfortunately, the little girl who plays Gretel must have been the producer's daughter - the kid can't act. The rest of the cast don't do much better........preferring ham, demonstrating camp.
 
The writing is uninspired and the ending is as satisfying as a failed orgasm.
 

Cast & Characters

Shelley Winters as Mrs. Forrest;
Mark Lester as Christopher Coombs;
Chloe Franks as Katy Coombs;
Ralph Richardson as Mr. Benton;
Lionel Jeffries as Inspector Ralph Willoughby;
Hugh Griffith as Mr. Harrison;
Rosalie Crutchley as Miss Henley;
Pat Heywood as Dr. Mason;
Judy Cornwell as Clarine;
Michael Gothard as Albie

From the same director:

Night Tide

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