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Whoever slew Auntie Roo?

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Original title
Whoever slew Auntie Roo?
Year
Running time
91 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Robert Blees, Jimmy Sangster, Gavin Lambert
Music
Kenneth V. Jones
Cinematography
Desmond Dickinson
Cast
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Producer
American International Productions
Genre
Horror. Thriller | 1920s. Christmas
Synopsis / Plot
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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