30 May 2024
Sanctuary of Fear (1979)
100 min.
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey.
With Kay Lenz, Barnard Hughes, Michael McGuire, George Hearn, Robert Schenkkan, David Rasche, Fred Gwynne.
Dependable Kay Lenz is good as Carol Bain, a New York City actress who believes she has witnessed a suspicious murder in Central Park.

After the body disappears and Carol soon realizes that no one believes her, kindly priest Father Brown (Barnard Hughes) comes to her aid.

Plagued by a series of bizarre incidents, the young woman soon finds her own life in danger.

Nice location work, this made-for-television thriller boasts some admirable suspense moments but is hampered somewhat by a less than satisfying conclusion.

Originally conceived as a pilot for a Father Brown mystery series (based on stories & character created by English writer G.K. Chesterton), the title was later changed to The Girl In the Park.

Directed by TV genre regular John Llewellyn Moxey (who also did 1971's A Taste of Evil and 1982's I, Desire et al).

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