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A Place of One's Own (1945)

A Place of One's Own (1945)

A Place of One's Own





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Adapted from a novel by Osbert Sitwell, A Place of One's Own has a double-edged title: It refers to a physical place as well as a spiritual one. An elderly couple (played with a surplus of age makeup by Barbara Mullen and James Mason) purchase an old house. They've been warned that it's haunted by the spirit of a murdered girl, but decide to set up housekeeping anyway. The restless ghost responds to this intrusion by possessing the soul of Annette (Margaret Lockwood), the old couple's young live-in companion. Leading man Dennis Price is on hand as Dr. Selbie to attempt an emergency exorcism on the vulnerable Annette. A Place of One's Own is a serviceable "spook show" which might have even been better with a little more emotional involvement on the part of the principals. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
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James Mason
as Mr. Smedhurst
Barbara Mullen
as Mrs. Smedhurst
Dennis Price
as Dr. Selbie
Helen Haye
as Mrs. Manning-Tuthorn
Michael Shepley
as Maj. Manning-Tuthorn
Helen Goss
as Barmaid
Gus McNaughton
as Hargreaves
John Turnbull
as Sir Roland Jarvis
Clarence Wright
as Brighouse
Ernst Thesiger
as Dr. Marsham
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An enchanting atmospheric supernatural mystery thriller that was overlooked upon its release.

Full Review… | October 29, 2013
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A Place of One's Own (1945) -- [4.0] -- Stodgy British production about a young woman who moves in with an elderly couple, only to become possessed by the spirit of a woman who was murdered there long ago. The execution is so dry, the film barely registers as a supernatural tale at all. There's also no attempt to create any mood or atmosphere, and boy, does it need some. "A Place of One's Own" is dull. The characters are so prim and proper, their reactions to spiritual rape never pass mild bemusement. By the time the movie resolves its mystery, which happens very quickly in the final minutes, you can't remember why you even cared.

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