October Moth 1960

Lana Morris and Lee Patterson are in this British Second feature which has a small cast

This film appears on an Edgar Wallace DVD release although it wasn’t originally one of the Edgar Wallace films – however it did have a film release in cinemas in the UK

It will be shown on Talking Pictures next week

Now to the Plot – Finlay ( Lee Patterson ) is a disturbed young man, who finds an injured woman following a road accident and takes her back to the farm he runs with his sister Molly. He thinks the injured woman is his dead mother come back to them. Molly tries to save the woman and also her brother but those two things are eventually incompatible. She is helped by Tom, a telephone engineer who works nearby.

This is a tense film with good and heartfelt acting by Lee Patterson, Lana Morris and Peter Dyneley.

The Director is John Kruse – a film well worth watching.

Lana Morris was married to Ronnie Waldman who, I remember presented ‘Puzzle Corner’ on BBC Television in the Fifties. He rose to the position of ‘Head of BBC Light Entertainment’ so he had a successful career

They had a son, Simon Waldman who is a BBC News Editor

This was one of Lana’s last films. Mind you, she was active long after this – she died whilst preparing to go on stage at the Theatre Royal in Windsor in 1998

This is pretty good although a low budget drama set at an isolated farm house. The action takes place over the course of one night at this house which is occupied by a frightened sister and her neurotic brother, played by Lee Patterson in a Norman Bates type role.

The very low budget budget is quite obvious from the outset, but the tension and drama makes up for that – Lee Patterson is excellent in the part

This Film was made at the Beaconsfield Film Studios and features on a very recent DVD Release as below

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