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The Ghost Goes West (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 7 February 1936 (USA)
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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Mr. Joe Martin
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Miss Shepperton
Ralph Bunker ...
Ed L. Bigelow
Patricia Hilliard ...
Shepherdess
Everley Gregg ...
Mrs. Gladys Martin
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The Glourie
Chili Bouchier ...
Cleopatra
Mark Daly ...
Murdoch's Groom
Herbert Lomas ...
Fergus
Elliott Mason ...
Mrs. MacNiff
Hay Petrie ...
The McLaggen
Quinton McPherson ...
Mackaye (as Quentin McPhearson)
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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 <kyousten@bev.net>

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Fantôme à vendre  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia

This was the biggest-grossing film of 1936 in Great Britain. See more »

Goofs

The opening sets the scene in Scotland but the pipe band is playing a famous Irish tune, Brian Boru's March. See more »

Connections

Referenced in F Troop: The West Goes Ghost (1966) See more »

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American Grit
(uncredited)
Music by Abe Holzmann
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A lovely, warm hearted, escapist experience.
23 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this film as a child on TV in Australia round 1973 - at which time it was already a very old film and I was only 7 years old.

I guess the fact I'm now 38 and writing about it means it stuck in my mind rather strongly.

I wanted for years and years to see it again and finally did in around 2000 - 27 years later. The childhood magic was still there.

Donat is wonderful. The whole story - escapist, romantic, spooky, fun and historically rich in yes - we know a rather fantasised way.

This is a feel-good film. Films similar to this are being made now - often called 'chick flick's and suchlike, but basically, what is wrong with a movie that makes you feel good? Not really deep, not really cerebral, but magical, funny, heartfelt, and a true escapist experience from our current modern lives,

Absorbing, fun and lovely.

Watch and Enjoy!


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