The Grand Inquisitor

 















 


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(50 words)
Legendary blacklisted actress Marsha Hunt, 90, returns to the screen in a noir fairy tale, based on actual events. A cache of used books leads a young woman to the door of a woman who may or may not be the widow of America's most notorious unapprehended serial killer.


(100 words)
Legendary blacklisted Hollywood actress Marsha Hunt, 90, makes a stunning return to the screen in this haunting short film that writer/director Eddie Muller describes as "a noir fairy tale, based on actual events." Lulu Vaughn (Leah Dashe) is a young woman who discovers a cache of used books that she believes holds clues to the solution of decades-old crimes. When the authorities dismiss her, she takes matters into her own hands, ringing the doorbell of Hazel Reedy (Hunt), who may or may not be the widow of America's most notorious unapprehended serial killer. Their cross-generational confrontation leads to an unexpected and shocking conclusion.


(150 words)
Legendary blacklisted Hollywood actress Marsha Hunt makes a stunning return to the screen in this haunting short film that writer/director Eddie Muller describes as "a noir fairy tale, based on actual events." Lulu Vaughn (Leah Dashe) is a young woman who discovers a cache of used books that she believes holds clues to the solution of decades-old crimes. When authorities dismiss her, she takes matters into her own hands, ringing the doorbell of Hazel Reedy (Hunt), who may or may not be the widow of America's most notorious unapprehended serial killer. The cross-generational confrontation leads to an unexpected and shocking conclusion. Muller, nicknamed "The Czar of Noir" for his renown as a novelist and film noir historian and preservationist, adapted the film from his own short story. Hunt, now 90 years of age, starred in such classic films as Pride and Prejudice (1940), The Human Comedy (1943), and Raw Deal (1948) and proves in a memorable performance that the Communist witch hunt of the 1940s cut short a phenomenal acting career.