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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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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 ...
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Edie Martin ...
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Gus McNaughton ...
P. C. Hargreaves
Muriel George ...
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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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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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String Quartet No.2: Nocturne
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Music by Aleksandr Borodin
Arranged by Hubert Bath
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This isn't horror
18 March 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A psychological thriller maybe, but not a "horror" movie!

An elderly couple move into a house that's been empty for years. Naturally the reason it's been empty for so long is because everyone has heard the tale about the ghost that haunts it......many years ago a young girl lived there, with just 2 servants to look after her after her parents died, and when the girl too died, the servants (a married couple) were bequeathed her fortune; as was her wish for their kindness. But when a young girl (Margaret Lockwood) comes to live with the Smedhurst couple as companion for the wife, the soul of the dead girl takes over her mind, leading her to madness and near certain death.

Quite exciting, but marred by a few dull scenes. Good ending though!


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