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When Sir Simon de Canterville (Charles Laughton) flees a joust in fear and retreats to the family castle, his father traps Simon and curses him to haunt the estate until a descendent restores the family honor with an act of bravery. Hundreds of years later, Cuffy Williams (Robert Young), an American soldier stationed at the castle, discovers from young Lady Jessica (Margaret O'Brien) that he is a relative. Cuffy hopes to free Simon from his curse by displaying courage when under duress.

Cast & Crew

Charles Laughton
Sir Simon de Canterville, The Ghost
Robert Young
Cuffy Williams
Margaret O'Brien
Lady Jessica de Canterville
William Gargan
Sergeant Benson
Reginald Owen
Lord Canterville
Una O'Connor
Mrs. Umney
Donald Stuart
Sir Valentine Williams
Elisabeth Risdon
Mrs. Polverdine
Frank Faylen
Lieutenant Kane
Edwin Blum
Screenwriter
George Bassman
Original Music
Robert H. Planck
Cinematographer
William H. Daniels
Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons
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Critic Reviews for The Canterville Ghost

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  • Jul 18, 2007
    In a great family oriented ghost story the three principals, Charles Laughton, Margaret O'Brien and Robert Young, all uphold their part in this very well-rounded tale like the legs of a three-legged stool. A coward is cursed to unrest for eternity unless a blood kin relative can redeem him. Should be easy, right? A justified family classic for good reason.
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