Secret Ceremony (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Secret Ceremony (1968)



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This film was based on a prize-winning short story by Argentine civil servant Marco Denevi. Leonora is an aging prostitute who becomes convinced that Cenci is her daughter -- who supposedly died in infancy. Cenci knows that she is in fact Leonora's niece, but Leonora will not be dissuaded.


Michael Strong
as Dr. Walter Stevens
Robert Douglas
as Sir Alex Gordon
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Critic Reviews for Secret Ceremony

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

Losey has shown skill at conjuring up corruption and terror. Here he is undone by his scenarist, George Tabori, who attempts a ghostly esthetic melodrama in the style of Henry James.

March 23, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Moody, leisurely developed and handsomely produced.

July 22, 2008 | Full Review…

Losey's mannered direction, somehow entirely appropriate, makes for a memorable film.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Joseph Losey's best film in years.

May 9, 2005 | Full Review…

If there's a secret, director Joseph Losey isn't letting the audience in on it.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Secret Ceremony is a great, unhinged watch...

January 20, 2022 | Full Review…

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