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Don't Take It to Heart (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 13 November 1944 (UK)
The castle ghost helps the lady and the lawyer beat off developers.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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David Horne ...
Sir Henry Wade, Prosecuting Counsel
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Lady Mary
Alfred Drayton ...
Joseph Pike
Joan Hickson ...
Mrs. Pike
Richard Bird ...
Ghost Arthur
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Harry Bucket
Claude Dampier ...
Loopy
Edward Rigby ...
Alfred Bucket
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Charles, Lord Chaunduyt
Moore Marriott ...
Granfer
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Justices' Clerk
Ronald Squire ...
Music Lover at Ball
Joyce Barbour ...
Harriet
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Claude Bailey ...
Magistrate
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A stray World War Two bomb releases the ghost of the 3rd Earl of Chaunduyt after 400 years. A visiting professor, while wooing the beautiful Lady Mary, daughter of the present Earl, finds him an ally in his fight on behalf of the villagers to protect their ancient rights against a meddling newcomer. Written by Ian Harries <ih@doc.ic.ac.uk>

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Comedy | Romance

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13 November 1944 (UK)  »

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Kummitus  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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My brief review of the film
3 August 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

A pleasant and amusing but far from brilliant old British comedy, more often than not it is too silly for its own good, and some of the comedy bits are a bit awkward. The biggest problem with it all is however that the plot is tad too complex, in view of the light-hearted manner in which the material is treated. Still, the film certainly has its fair share of virtues. The cinematographer makes good use of lime lapse and zooming, plus the set design is interesting. Having Moore Marriott on hand is always a good thing too, even though this time he is not quite as delightful as usual. The special effects are okay for the time, and so is the overall quality of the picture. It is nothing really special, but it is quite satisfactory stuff.


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