The Uninvited (1944)

Passed  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery  |  1 September 1944 (Argentina)
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A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.



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A brother and sister move into an old seaside house they find abandoned for many years on the English coast. Their original enchantment with the house diminishes as they hear stories of the previous owners and meet their daughter (now a young woman) who now lives as a neighbor with her grandfather. Also heard are unexplained sounds during the night. It becomes obvious that the house is haunted. The reasons for the haunting and how they relate to the daughter whom the brother is falling in love with, prove to be a complex mystery. As they are compelled to solve it, the supernatural activity at the house increases to a frightening level. Written by Russell West <>

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Release Date:

1 September 1944 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Der unheimliche Gast  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Some of the interior sets of Windwood Manor, such as the main staircase and parlor, were re-dressed sets from the 1942 film I Married a Witch (1942). See more »


In the next to last scene Lizzy Flynn's cat is sitting placidly grooming himself on the stairway at Winward House, when he should be at the Jessop Farm with Lizzy Flynn. See more »


Pamela Fitzgerald: [as Pam and Rod walk into the empty studio room] Well, now we know... the one ugly room in the house!
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Very good suspense film
18 September 2002 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

An excellent ghost story, one I had never heard of. A good building of suspense, almost Hitchcockean, throughout the film. And Gail Russell had such beauty. I was unfamiliar with her as well, and in reading the bio on IMDb, I see why. What a shame. Check this one out. Grade: A

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