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A Place of One's Own (1945)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Thriller  -  28 May 1945 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Lockwood ...
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Smedhurst
Barbara Mullen ...
Mrs. Smedhurst
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Dr. Selbie
Helen Haye ...
Mrs. Manning Tutthorn
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Maj. Manning Tutthorn
Dulcie Gray ...
Sarah
Moore Marriott ...
George
O.B. Clarence ...
Perkins
Helen Goss ...
Barmaid
Edie Martin ...
Cook
Gus McNaughton ...
P. C. Hargreaves
Muriel George ...
Nurse
John Turnbull ...
Sir Roland Jervis
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Dr. Marsham
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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. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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James Mason brings his genius to the strangest love story that ever haunted two hearts


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28 May 1945 (UK)  »

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...holt Doktor Marsham!  »

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(British Acoustic)

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When supposedly toasting with port, the liquid in the glasses is clear. See more »

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Mr. Smedhurst: A woman always mistrusts what she doesn't understand.
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Version of Mystery and Imagination: A Place of One's Own (1968) See more »

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Prelude No.14
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Hubert Bath
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Lovely mystery
7 July 2007 | by (Bethesda, MD) – See all my reviews

It's a little quaint by today's standards, but the writing is witty and the cinematography is excellent. More than that, it's an opportunity to see a 36 year old James Mason acting in a role where he ages 25 years. This was the one Gainsborough film he actually wanted to make, although he had hit the top of the charts with other Gainsborough Gothics such as The Wicked Lady and The Man in Grey. I was rather astonished at his ability to transform his extraordinary brooding good looks into those of a kindly, elderly gentleman with a twinkle in his eye. His gait, voice, and body movements so fitted the role of the elderly man, I believe he could have fooled me without all the makeup.


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