Persecution (1974)

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Originally titled Persecution, the British Terror of Sheba represents Lana Turner's entree into the "fading stars in horror flicks" sweepstakes. Turner plays a maniacally possessive millionairess who delights in dominating her tremulous young son (Mark Weavers). She knows that her son has a morbid fear of cats, and she uses this knowledge to keep him under her thumb. Even when he grows up (then portrayed by Alan Bates), Turner continues her reign of terror. As tragedy is heaped upon tragedy, we eagerly await Turner's comeuppance. When it comes, it's well worth the wait, even though The Terror of Sheba itself is hardly in the category of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (or even Die! Die! My Darling!). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Runtime:

Cast

Lana Turner
as Carrie Masters
Ralph Bates
as David Masters
Trevor Howard
as Paul Bellamy
Olga Georges-Picot
as Monique Kalfon
Suzanne Farmer
as Janie Masters
Patrick Allen
as Robert Masters
Shelagh Fraser
as Mrs. Banks
Jennifer Guy
as Waitress
Ron Howard
as Dr. Ross
John P. Ryan
as Gardener
Mark Weavers
as Young David
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Critic Reviews for Persecution

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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September 24, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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Full Review… | November 6, 2001
Movieline

Audience Reviews for Persecution

Non thrilling "thriller" with a matronly looking Lana maintaining her dignity despite the cheapness of the script.

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