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The Bed Disturbed

(1952)
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An eerie tale about Euphrasie Mercier who is the housemaid-companion ofElodie Menetret. When Euphrasie decides to let her two deranged half sistersstay for a visit, they get on Elodie's nerves and are asked to leave.Euphrasie knows that if her sisters enter the real world they will beinstitutionalized, so she strangles Elodie. They continue to live in themansion, dodging any suspicion until a nosey relative pays a visit. It'snot long before he figures out what has happened, but until they're caughtthe suspense builds to a dramatic chill. The book is based on a true storythat occurred in France, when Euphrasie Mercier murdered her companion,Elodie Menetret, in 1886 to get money for her two insane sisters.

 
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