The Canterville Ghost Movie Review 1944

Information and Film Reviews for The Canterville Ghost the Movie

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Laughton, a 300-year-old ghost with a yellow streak, is sentenced to spook a castle until he proves he's not afraid of his own shadow. American troops stay at the castle during WWII, and, as luck would have it, soldier Young is distantly related to spunky young keeper of the castle O'Brien, ghost Laughton's descendant. Once Young is acquainted with his cowardly ancestor, he begins to fear a congenital yellow streak, and both struggle to be brave despite themselves. Vaguely derived from an Oscar Wilde tale.


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Available on VHS
Running time 95 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Fantasy, Death & the Afterlife, World War II, Adapted from a Story, Books to Film: Oscar Wilde
Edwin Blum
Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien, William Gargan, Reginald Owen, Rags Ragland, Una O'Connor, Peter Lawford, Mike Mazurki
Jules Dassin
George Bassman

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