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The Canterville Ghost (1985)

The poor ghost of Sir Simon Canterville has been roaming his castle searching in vain for a brave descendant who will release him from the Canterville curse by performing a brave deed. An ... See full summary »

Director:

William F. Claxton

Writers:

B.W. Sandefur (teleplay), Joseph Maurer (television story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Kiley ... Sir Simon de Canterville
Jenny Beck ... Virginia Otis
Shelley Fabares ... Lucy
Barry Van Dyke ... John Otis
Mary Wickes ... Mrs. Umney
Christian Jacobs ... Rob
Brian Austin Green ... Willie (as Brian Green)
Priscilla Weems Priscilla Weems
Kellie Martin
Lynne Hockney Lynne Hockney
Don Knight ... Mr. Smythe
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The poor ghost of Sir Simon Canterville has been roaming his castle searching in vain for a brave descendant who will release him from the Canterville curse by performing a brave deed. An American family moves in and finds the ghost amusing, but a young girl in the family can release him - if she dares! Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Кентървилският призрак See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the shoot at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, some of the crew felt that the location was haunted. At one point the camera started on it's own and then stopped. And there was no remote control for it. Also other crew members thought they heard strange sounds in some of the empty parts of the mansion. They learned of the Doheny family murders that occurred inside the house. There are a lot of secret rooms and passages. See more »

Quotes

Virginia Otis: If you're a ghost, how can you bump into things?
Sir Simon de Canterville: Oh, I do it sometimes for effect. Can't keep it up for long. I begin to fade. Oh. Confound those pestering brothers of yours! In 500 years of dignified haunting, I have never been subject to such impudence!
Virginia Otis: Dignified haunting? You've hardly been a gentleman. You've frightened my mother, my father hasn't had a night of rest and now my brothers are all in trouble because of you.
Sir Simon de Canterville: Oh, what is the use? I'm losing my touch. I can't even pull off a good...
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Connections

Version of O Fantasma de Canterville (1961) See more »

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Excellent film
16 November 2002 | by BarrysGirlSee all my reviews

I was given this film as a gift from a friend who knows that i am a huge Barry Van Dyke fan, and i have to say that both myself and my little girl sat and watched it, and we really enjoyed it, but with it being only 56 minutes long it was not enough time to get into the plot, just as you were starting to enjoy it, it suddenly ended, more time was needed.

But above all, i have to say i throughly enjoyed it, and have watched it a staggering 23 times since i first had it.


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