An American businessman's family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick, where it will be put it back together. The castle though is ... See full summary »
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An American businessman's family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick, where it will be put it back together. The castle though is not the only part of the deal, with it goes the several-hundred year old ghost who haunts it. Written by
Ken Yousten <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I first saw this film one afternoon some 50 or more years ago. I've seen it several times since, even have it on tape from the last time it was aired. Having a DVD is divine.
The camera work is stunning. I love the way B&W was handled in 30's films. There's a warm feeling to it. Night scenes that are back lit, side lit or a small warm spot on eyes. In order to "hide" Murdoch's face, we often see it in shadow with a hint of side light. Beautiful lighting on a beautiful man. Even the miniatures are good given the era.
I was especially taken that Murdoch first shows up in traditional trousers (which turn into regular kilts when he pushes through a hedge. Scotland has some hungry hedges)
I'm a pushover for a man in dress kilts. . .
Donat owns this film as Murdoch the Ghost and Donald his descendant. I've been in love with Murdoch for over 50 years and his magic has only intensified.
As for the riddle: there is no answer and that's the whole point.
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