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1953 (USA) See more »
Orson Welles, taking a break from the filming of Othello (1952), is driving in the Irish countryside... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Oscar Horrors: An Irish Ghost Story
 (From FilmExperience. 26 October 2012, 12:33 PM, PDT)

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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Michael Laurence ... Sean Merriman
Shelah Richards ... Mrs. Campbell
Helena Hughes ... Lucy Campbell
John Dunne ... Daly
Isobel Couser ... The Short Woman
Ann Clery ... The Tall Woman

Orson Welles ... Narrator / Orson Welles
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hilton Edwards ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Hilton Edwards 
Writing credits
Hilton Edwards (written by)

Produced by
Hilton Edwards .... producer
Richard Gordon .... executive producer: restored version
Micheál MacLiammóir .... producer (as Micheál Mac Liammóir)
Original Music by
Hans Gunther Stumpf 
Cinematography by
Georg Fleischmann 
Film Editing by
Joseph Sterling 
Art Direction by
Tony Inglis 
Production Management
Raymond Percy .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cecil F. Ford .... assistant director (as Cecil Ford)
Sound Department
Digby Jones .... sound director
Peter Letts .... assistant sound director
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Morrison .... chief electrician
Lian O'Laoghaire .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paul Smith .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Peter Pitt .... assistant editor
Music Department
Mercedes Bolger .... musician: harp
Sile Larchet .... musician: harp
Other crew
Johanna Harwood .... continuity
T.R. Royle .... presenter
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"A Story That Is Told in Dublin" - Ireland (English title) (subtitle)
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UK:23 min | USA:23 min
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Filming Locations:

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"Glennascaul" is Irish for "Glen of the Shadows."See more »
[last lines]
The Short Woman:Well!
The Tall Woman:Of all the disobliging...!
The Short Woman:Did you see *who* that was?
The Tall Woman:Yes... but I don't believe it.
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4 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Strictly routine, 3 February 2001
Author: Varlaam from Toronto, Canada

This is the most elementary sort of traditional ghost story, not even enlivened to any great extent by the use of Irish locations. If the great M.R. James had ever come up with a tale this thin -- doesn't James in fact have a story called "A Thin Ghost"? -- he wouldn't have bothered to have it published.

Orson Welles appears in the limp endpieces as a favour to a brace of old friends, this film's producers. His presence and the one movie industry in-joke would have earned this will-o'-the-wisp its Oscar nomination. This is yet more proof, if any more were needed, that the Academy Awards have never been any guarantee of merit.

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