Format: Amazon Watch Party
Director: Charles Vidor
Everything about this movie screams pre-WWII play. More or less a single location/ set, daffy characters, moments of strong internal reckoning, a maid to be the dumb one, a ne'er-do-well relative, and a dowager-type causing trouble.
And I loved it.
We picked this as a watch party before we dive into the monster season entirely on the cast. Starring Ida Lupino, Louis Hayward, Elsa Lanchester, Evelyn Keyes, Isobel Elsom and Edith Barrett, I was entirely curious as I'd only seen mention of the film on Jenifer's blog before - and that was a faded memory. It's now streaming on Prime, and I suggest you go check it out.
And, man, is Elsa Lanchester ever good (and so underutilized by Hollywood).