The Woman in Black

Synopsis: When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or even acknowledge the menacing woman in black he keeps seeing. Ignoring the towns-people's cryptic warnings, he goes to the house where he discovers its horrible history and becomes ensnared in its even more horrible legacy.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Herbert Wise
  4 nominations.
100 min

anything for you.

Let's see.

I don't think we'll look there, look in

that one. What's that? Let me see.


What's that? It's a kazoo!

Watch this.

Try it.

Good? Go and show it to

your Mom, go on.

Show it to Bessie.

What a day!

Bessie is like having three

children instead of two, really is.

Hello, little one, hello.

I've got to go away, for a week

or two.


It's business.

Old Sweetman made it quite clear

it's essential to my advancement.

Oh hell, I don't want to.

I nearly missed it.

Are we far from Crythin Gifford,

do you know?

I do know. About half an hour.

Excuse me, you dropped this.

Thank you.

I couldn't help noticing

Mrs Drablow?


Don't tell me you're a relative.

I'm her solicitor.


On the way to the funeral?

I am.

You'll be about the only person there is.

Well, I gather she had no

immediate family.

Nor friends.

An old woman living alone, you might

expect her to be a bit of a recluse.

So you might. Mr?

My name is Arthur Kidd.

Sam Toovey.

You evidently knew her, Mr Toovey.

Oh, hardly that. Not in recent times.

I had no cause to visit her.

And even if I had

Crythin Gifford!

Crythin Gifford!

Thank you.

Is the town far?

Over there, about half a mile.

You won't mind a bit of a trot.

- Oh, Mr Toovey

- Yes?

Where can I find a cab?

Cab? Here? This time of night?

All right, laddie, come with me.

Evening, Charlie.

Go round by the Gifford Arms, will you?

Take Mr Kidd's case.

- Thank you.

- Go round that way, Mr Kidd.

It's a decent enough place,

they'll look after you.

Just staying the one night?

No, longer. I have to see to the

house, all Mrs Drablow's things

Eel Marsh House?

Yes, I expect to be in and out

of there for several days.

Do you now?

Mr Kidd.

If you should need anything

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Nigel Kneale

Thomas Nigel Kneale (18 April 1922 – 29 October 2006) was a British screenwriter. He wrote professionally for more than 50 years, was a winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and was twice nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay. In 2000, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association. Predominantly a writer of thrillers that used science-fiction and horror elements, he was best known for the creation of the character Professor Bernard Quatermass. Quatermass was a heroic scientist who appeared in various television, film and radio productions written by Kneale for the BBC, Hammer Film Productions and Thames Television between 1953 and 1996. Kneale wrote original scripts and successfully adapted works by writers such as George Orwell, John Osborne, H. G. Wells and Susan Hill. He was most active in television, joining BBC Television in 1951; his final script was transmitted on ITV in 1997. Kneale wrote well-received television dramas such as The Year of the Sex Olympics (1968) and The Stone Tape (1972) in addition to the Quatermass serials. He has been described as "one of the most influential writers of the 20th century," and as "having invented popular TV." more…

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