A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS (1972 U.K.) D/W/P: LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK
Peter Vaughan stars as an unemployed Londoner (circa 1920`s i guess) who comes to the Norfolk coast in East Anglia to search for the third of the fabled Saxon crowns that was buried in the ground to protect from invasion by sea. This creepy 50 min. BBC Ghost Story For Christmas, based on the writings of M.R. James (following THE STALLS OF BARCHESTER) comes into it`s own with dreamlike scenes of Vaughan being chased by someone after unearthing the treasure. Clive Swift co-stars as a vacationing Doctor who aids the haunted treasure hunter. With George Benson as a vicar. If more people than those who caught the original broadcasts (or rare repeats) had seen these James adaptations, Clark would now be considered one of the great horror auteurs of the 70`s. Hopefully the BFI DVD releases will spread the word. The following year saw LOST HEARTS.

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