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The Haunting of Julia (1977)

Full Circle (original title)
After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Magnus Lofting
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Mark Berkeley
Jill Bennett ...
Lily Lofting
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David Swift
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
Heather Rudge
Anna Wing ...
Rosa Fludd
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Captain Paul Winter
Mary Morris ...
Greta Braden
Pauline Jameson ...
Claudia Branscombe
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Jeffrey Branscombe
Arthur Howard ...
Mr. Piggott
Damaris Hayman ...
Miss Pinner
Susan Porrett ...
Mrs. Ward
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Kate Lofting
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Storyline

After the sudden accidental death of her small daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy American woman living in London, bolts her unhappy marriage and buys a house in Kensington which is haunted by the ghost of a quite obscenely nasty little girl who died in the 1950s and plans to use Julia as her pawn in a terrible revenge. Written by Miguel Cane <stepford@yahoo.com>

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She had no one to play with for thirty years...

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Release Date:

11 September 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Haunting of Julia  »

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Budget:

CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)
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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie sat unreleased in the United States until it was discovered, along with the film Absolution, by a movie buff who believed there were good films sitting unreleased. This film and Absolution were the only two unreleased films he found in his search in the United States. Both subsequently saw release thanks to his efforts. See more »

Goofs

When a rain-soaked Julia comes home she rubs a towel over her head. As she pulls it off slowly, her hair is damp and sticking up on the sides of her head. The next moment it is combed neatly and dry again. See more »

Quotes

Julia Lofting: What is this?
Magnus Lofting: A release on your interest. You must sign it.
Julia Lofting: Oh, my autograph!
Magnus Lofting: It's just a signature.
Julia Lofting: Nice to be in demand.
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Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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a Masterpiece
6 February 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I agree with Scott Davies's comments,this film is really a masterpiece,and it's probably one of the best ghost stories ever made,but it's also one of the best "horror" movies of the 70's. The story is complex and moving,the acting is very good (Mia Farrow's performance is amazing),the direction is elegant,the use of Cinemascope,the sets and peter Hannan's cinematography are wonderful,and colin Towns's famous and beautiful soundtrack perfectly fits the sad and chilling mood of the film. I must add that the ending,without revealing anything,is one of the most stunning and PERFECT ever,in every ways (direction,cinematography,acting,music)! To sum up: this film is sad,chilling,haunting,poetic,moving... is there a DVD available??


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