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The Judge Lucard's Castle Different Locations Different Locations. Different locations. The Mansion The House of Shahs? The House of Shawls? The House of Shahs? The House of Shawls? View all posts >


I didn't say they did. You're right. With all the different locations for versions of <i>The Cat and the Canary</i> I can imagine hypothetical versions set in a recreation of an ancient Roman villa like the Villa Romano del Casale, for example. <url></url> Or maybe in a futuristic mansion on the Moon. It is possible they used a matte painting for the house. <url></url> <blockquote>Does anybody know if the exterior shot of the Oaks was supposed to be a real house or a miniature model? That is one freaky looking house. </blockquote> There is a third possibility. It could be a matte painting. Many solid looking landscapes and structures, etc. in movies and tv shows are actually matte paintings. <url></url> Vincent Price (1911-1993) who played Dr. Wells should have been about 48 when his scenes were filmed. Was Well's companion at the Hunting Lodge seen during the filme? If the companion was only talked about, he could have been someone who died of old age decades ago. Was the date mentioned or seen in the film? Possibly the visual aspects were consistent with it happening a few years earlier than 1959. Possibly Dr. Wells was older than he looked. Possibly when Dr. Wells was at the hunting lodge age 20, his companion was aged 70 and had built the house 40 years earlier. That would make the house built about 70 years before about 1959 or earlier, in the 1880s or 1890s. If Dr. Wells' companion is seen in the film or mentioned as being alive during the film, he should have built the house in the 1950s or 1940s or possibly the 1930s. Here is a link to an article about Mystery Castle built in the 1930s: <url></url> Here is a link to an article about the castle like mansion Glencairn completed in 1938: <url></url> Here is a link to an article about Bishop Castle, built over decades beginning in the 1960s: <url></url> Here is a link to an article about Rubel Castle built 1n 1959 to 1986: <url></url> Here is a link to an article about Bull Run Castle built 1986-1996: <url></url> Here are links to an article about Pensmore, a chateau like mansion completed in 2016. <url></url> Back in the 1960s I bought a paperback book at a sort of little fair on the lawn of my high school. The cover said: Mary Roberts Rinehart The Bat And after I read it I was puzzled by the fact that The Bat was never named as "Rinehart" anywhere, so I read the book again searching for the name "Rinehart" and still couldn't find it. So I was quite mystified why someone named Mary Roberts wrote a novel called <i>Rinehart The Bat</i> without the Bat ever being named Rinehart anywhere in it. Anyway, Mary Roberts Rinehart wrote <i>The Circular Staircase</i> (1908) which was made into a feature length movie <i>The Circular Staircase</i> (1915). It was also adapted as an episode of <i>Climax!</i> (1956). <url></url> Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood adapted and revised the plot of <i>The Circular Staircase</i>, making many changes including adding The Bat, to write a play called <i>The Bat</i> (1920). A novelization of <i>The Bat</i> was published in 1926, claimed to be by Rinehart and Hopwood, but ghostwritten by Stephen Vincent Benet. I suppose that what I read was a paperback reprint from the 1950s or 1960s of that 1926 novelization. Film adaptations of <i>The Bat</i> include the silent <i>The Bat</i> (1926), <i>The Bat Whispers</i> (1926), and <i>The Bat</i> (1959), and there were some television adaptations. And I guess that there could have been novelizations of one of those movies. <url></url> The book I read described The Bat's fame and how he could not be captured by the police, and how "crime's four hundred" sought to capture The Bat and force him to work for them, but also failed. I had never heard of high society's "four hundred" but I vividly remember the strange phrase "crime's four hundred". Pearl is described as being from "the border". The US-Mexican border passes between the US states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, and the Mexican states of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Nuevo Leon. Before being hanged Mr. Chauvez tells Pearl she will be with Laura Belle in a weeks, so they should be a few weeks travel from Paradise Flats and Spanish Bit. At Paradise Flats, Pearl gets off the "Guadalupe coach" coming from or going to Guadalupe. Guadalupe County, Texas, is near San Antonio. Sequin, the county seat, is at 29°34′28″N 97°57′55″W. Guadalupe County, New Mexico, is a few hundred miles almost due north of where Spanish Bit should be. Santa Rosa, the county seat, is at 34°56′32″N 104°41′2″W. Guadalupe, Arizona, is just east of Phoenix, and is at 33°22′0″N 111°57′45″W. Guadalupe, Chihuahua, Mexico, is at 31°23′23″N 106°06′05″W, a little southeast of El Paso, Texas. Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, is just east of Monterrey and at 25°40′39″N 100°15′35″W. El Paso, Texas, is at 31°45′33″N 106°29′19″W. Other places near the possible location of Paradise Flats, and Spanish Bit are Pecos City, Texas, at 31°24′56″N 103°30′0″W; Dell City, Texas at 31°56′7″N 105°12′1″W, and Plateau, Texas, at 31°06′23″N 104°50′19″W, for example. Since Paradise Flats is said to be two days ride north of Squaw Head Rock in Texas, it is probably at least 40 miles north of the Rio Grande, it is probably east of a line north and south through Fort Hancock, Texas, which is at 31°17′30″N 105°51′37″W. Yes it is Pyrford Court, the house in the Omen. <url></url> Did anyone who saw a <i>Kidnapped</I> movie but didn't read the book think that the mansion "The House of Shaws" was called "the House of Shawls" or "the House of Shahs"? In British English a shaw is a term for: <blockquote>COPSE, THICKET</blockquote> <url></url> So there was a place in Scotland called Shaws because there were some shaws there. And the Balfours of Shaws were called that because they either came from Shaws or owned a large estate there named Shaws. I was 17 in 1967. I didn't often watch the fugitive but I was aware that the final episodes were hyped a lot, and I remember watching them with my grandmother. The rest of the family went to our vacation home at the shore for part of the summer, but my grandmother and I stayed home. One thing we did that summer was to paint the hallway with the staircase leading up to the third floor. The finale aired on 22 August and 29 August. I don't know whether the other family members were back from the shore yet, I just remember watching the finale episodes with my grandmother. I remember TV Guide magazine had a joke about the finale. The joke said that in the last episode it would be proved that the one armed man did it, and Kimble would be cleared. And after being cleared Kimble would take a vacation at the beach. The last scene would show Kimnble preparing to go swimming, including removing a prosthetic arm! View all replies >