The Signalman (1976)

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A lonely Signalman is visited by a stranger.

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The Signalman
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The Traveller
Reginald Jessup ...
The Engine Driver
Carina Wyeth ...
The Bride
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A lonely Signalman is visited by a stranger.

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Ghost Story for Christmas: The Signalman  »

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The hat of the Traveller is of a slightly earlier period than the rest of the costumes in the film. Whilst accurate for the time judging by his cravat and collar he is fairly well-to-do, and by 1900 the high bowler was more lower class wear. See more »

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The perfect ghost story adaptation
5 August 1999 | by (London) – See all my reviews

In the days when television could do this sort of thing...there has never to me been a more perfect adaptation of a ghost story. The location is spot-on, the performances beautifully polite but tense, and the atmosphere has to be experienced to be believed. Lawrence Gordon Clark, as with all the MR James adaptations, stays loyal to the notion of showing a little not a lot, and it works a treat. At forty minutes, it never outstays its welcome,and some of the camera work and individuals shots (eg Denholm Elliott standing at the mouth of the tunnel as smoke billows out behind him after the collision) and the night shot of the traveller returning to the inn are remarkable. Incomparable, and I am positive Dickens would approve.


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