Orson Welles, taking a break from the filming of Othello (1951), is driving in the Irish countryside one night when he offers a ride to a man with car trouble. The man relates a strange event that happened to him at the same location. Two women flagged down his car one evening, asking for a ride back to their manor. They invited him in for a drink, and after leaving, he went back for his cigarette case. He found the manor deserted and decayed. In Dublin, a real estate broker told him the mother and daughter had died years ago. Welles, sufficiently spooked, drops the man off at his home, and speeds on by when two other stranded women wave for a ride. Written by
Also Known As:
Orson Welles' Ghost Story
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(RCA Sound System)
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Did You Know?
The film was given to RCA Recording Studios in Hammersmith to complete post-production. They engaged Joseph Sterling
to edit it. When the film arrived, it had been very roughly assembled by someone not used to cutting room procedure: trims tightly wound up, no identification, etc. Originally, the film's commentary was given by Michael Laurence
, who played Sean Merriman. When editing was completed, Hilton Edwards
ran the film for Orson Welles
. He then decided that he should re-do the commentary. See more
What happened to your car?
I had trouble with the distributor. I say, aren't you...?
Uh... yes, I am. I've had trouble with my distributor too.
Music by Wally Stott (i.e. Angela Morley
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