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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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Barbara Mullen ...
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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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1.37 : 1
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When supposedly toasting with port, the liquid in the glasses is clear. See more »

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Mr. Smedhurst: If there's one thing I can't stand, it's mystery.
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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
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Hubert Bath
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My brief review of the film
7 October 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Although it could have done with a larger dose of atmosphere, and much less comic relief and romance, this is still a highly engaging classic film, with a number of thrilling moments and interesting ideas to keep it moving along. James Mason is excellent, even if sometimes a bit over-the-top, convincingly playing a character twice his age in real life. The photography is quite magnificent, with glides and pans effectively distributed throughout. The characters are generally good too, and in fact, there is little to complain about with this production. Lockwood's performance does lack conviction though, but almost everything else is great in this film about life, death, superstitions and more.


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