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
James Mason brings his genius to the strangest love story that ever haunted two hearts
Did You Know?
Both James Mason and Barbara Mullen were in their early thirties playing a couple in at least late middle-age. Mason in particular wanted to show his range, playing against type as an avuncular, older Yorkshireman (he was from Huddersfield). In his autobiography he admitted that his performance was a failed experiment, and indeed his accent slips sometimes and his make-up and hair-lace are very obvious in close-ups. He realised that in as far as his Gainsborough Pictures roles were concerned he was better as, and expected to be, "only some heroic lady-killer, or better still: lady-basher". See more
When supposedly toasting with port, the liquid in the glasses is clear. See more
A woman always mistrusts what she doesn't understand.
Referenced in The Others
String Quartet No.2: Nocturne
Music by Aleksandr Borodin
Arranged by Hubert Bath See more