An elderly couple move into an old, supposedly haunted abandoned house. A young girl comes to live with the pair as a companion for the wife. However, soon the girl is possessed by the spirit of another girl, a wealthy woman who had once lived in the house but who had been murdered there.
James Mason brings his genius to the strangest love story that ever haunted two hearts
Did You Know?
Both James Mason
and Barbara Mullen
were in their early 30s playing a couple in at least late middle-age. Mason in particular wanted to show his range, playing against type as an avuncular, older Yorkshireman (he was from Huddersfield). In his autobiography he admitted that his performance was a failed experiment, and indeed his accent slips sometimes and his make-up and hair-lace are very obvious in close-ups. He realized that in as far as his Gainsborough Pictures roles were concerned, he was better as, and expected to be, "only some heroic lady-killer, or better still: lady-basher". See more
When supposedly toasting with port at the Smedhursts, although it is passed to the left as custom dictates, the liquid in the glasses is suspiciously clear, as opposed to the ruby/dark colour it should be. See more
If there's one thing I can't stand, it's mystery.
Referenced in The Others
Waltz of the Flowers
from "The Nutcracker Suite"
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arranged by Hubert Bath See more