The Canterville Ghost


The Canterville Ghost

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During World War II, a group of American soldiers lodge themselves in an English castle, where they encounter a 300-year-old ghost who died of cowardice. The ghost proves to be distantly related to one of the soldiers, who fears meeting a similar fate in this fantasy.

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Charles Laughton
as Sir Simon de Canterville/The Ghost
Margaret O'Brien
as Lady Jessica de Canterville
Robert Young
as Cuffy Williams
William Gargan
as Sgt. Benson
Reginald Owen
as Lord Canterville
Rags Ragland
as Big Harry
Una O'Connor
as Mrs. Umney
Donald Stuart
as Sir Valentine Williams
Elizabeth Risdon
as Mrs. Polverdine
Elisabeth Risdon
as Mrs. Polverdine
Frank Faylen
as Lt. Kane
Lumsden Hare
as Mr. Potts
Mike Mazurki
as Metropolus
Marc Cramer
as Bugsy McDougle
Peter Lawford
as Anthony de Canterville
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Critic Reviews for The Canterville Ghost

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Audience Reviews for The Canterville Ghost

  • 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. Easy, righr? A justified family classic for good reason.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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