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A Place of One's Own (1945)

A Place of One's Own (1945)

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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, Rovi

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Cast

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.

October 29, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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