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Who Slew Auntie Roo?
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Who Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)

"The hand that rocks the cradle has no flesh on it!"

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Theatrical Release Blu-ray/DVD Release Video on Demand Release
US: 31 December 1971
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Directed by: Curtis Harrington
Writing Credits: Robert Blees Jimmy Sangster
Main Cast: Shelley Winters Mark Lester Chloe Franks Ralph Richardson Lionel Jeffries
Runtime: 91m


Plot Summary:

This is a retelling of the old tale of Hansel and Gretel, but set in England in the 1920s. To the children and staff at the orphanage, Auntie Roo is a kindly American widow who gives them a lavish Christmas party each year in her mansion, Forrest Grange. In reality, she is a severely disturbed woman, who keeps the mummified remains of her little daughter in a nursery in the attic. One Christmas, her eye falls upon a little girl who reminds her of her daughter and she imprisons her in her attic. Nobody believes her brother, Christopher, when he tells them what has happened, so he goes to rescue her.



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