Ladies In Retirement (1941)

Retired ladies
Retired ladies

Ellen Creed lives with Miss Frisk, a rich old lady, and her maid Lucy.

One day Ellen brings in two of her aunts who have lost their homes and whom she has promised never to leave on the street.

Miss Frisk is angered by the madness of the two newcomers and, after some time, demands that they leave her house as her hospitality has been abused. To prevent her aunts from leaving, Ellen kills the old lady and makes her absence look like a trip.

She takes their place to manage their affairs.

Shortly after, Ellen’s nephew appears; He is fleeing from the police who are looking for him for stealing money from the bank that hired him.

He quickly suspects that something fishy has happened; he guesses the murder and tries to profit from it, assisted by Lucy, the maid he knew elsewhere.

But the police find him in the house.

Then, under the circumstances, Ellen is forced to confess to Miss Frisk’s murder.

And finally, it is the two half-crazy aunts who inherit the house and throw at Ellen, who goes to stand trial and without knowing where she is going, “Don’t worry about us, we’ll manage to manage ours.” possess”.

Title: Retired ladies
Director: Charles Vidor
Screenplay: Garrett Fort and Reginald Denham based on the play by Reginald Denham and Edward Percy
Photography: George Barnes
Music: Ernst Toch
Production Company: Columbia Pictures
Country of Origin: United StatesFlag of the United States
Format: Black and white – 1.37: 1 – Mono
Genre: Dramatic film
Duration: 91 minutes
Release Date: 1941