Daughter of Darkness

Daughter of Darkness

Lance Comfort (1948)

A Certificate


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Adapted by Max Catto from his old warhorse of a play, They Walk Alone, this brooding, violent melodrama concerns an Irish servant girl (Siobhan McKenna) who is not only a nymphomaniac, but also a psychopathic killer given to murdering her admirers. Directed by Lance Comfort, this British offering is an opportunity to see McKenna, one of the most compelling of Irish stage actresses, portraying a maniac with full-blooded commitment. The picture has little else to recommend it, though the young Honor Blackman can be spotted along with Maxwell Reed, George Thorpe and Barry Morse.


Emily, a pretty young Irish girl, gets a job on an English farm owned by the Tallent family. The local men take to her but the women don't, objecting to her flirtatious nature with their men and one woman, Bess Stanforth, is especially disturbed by her.

Cast & Crew

Bess Stanforth Anne Crawford
Dan Maxwell Reed
Emily Beaudine Siobhan McKenna
Mr Tallent George Thorpe
Robert Stanforth Barry Morse
Father Cocoran Liam Redmond
Julie Tallent Honor Blackman
Larry Tallent Grant Tyler
Director Lance Comfort
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service LtdAvailable on: DVD