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Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ricky Hawthorne
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Dr. John Jaffrey
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Edward Charles Wanderley
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Sears James
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Don Wanderley / David Wanderley
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Stella Hawthorne
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Eva Galli / Alma Mobley
Jacqueline Brookes ...
Milly
Miguel Fernandes ...
Gregory Bate
Lance Holcomb ...
Fenny Bate
Mark Chamberlin ...
Young Jaffrey
Tim Choate ...
Young Hawthorne
Kurt Johnson ...
Young Wanderley
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Young James
Brad Sullivan ...
Sheriff Hardesty
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Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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The time has come to tell the tale.

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18 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Cuento de fantasmas  »

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Trivia

Both Fred Astaire (who plays Ricky Hawthorne) and Melvyn Douglas (who plays Dr. John Jaffery) are mentioned in Peter Straub's source "Ghost Story" novel on which the movie is based. See more »

Goofs

David's crashing against the window was filmed with Craig Wasson on a blue screen and a background where a cross iron bar is swung against the window on wires to break it in the same manner that a man which outstretched arms would. Craig's body was meant to block the cross iron but it does indeed become briefly visible under the right arm and side at the end of the shot. See more »

Quotes

Gregory Bate: Imagine her waiting for you all these years. Imagine her sleeping under ice and snow... waiting.
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Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Written by F. Dudleigh Vernor and Byron D. Stokes
Performed by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
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A Chilling Tale Set In The Gorgeous Winter Scenes Of New England

Ghost Story is a chilling tale set in the gorgeous winter scenes of New England.I just watched this movie a couple of nights ago, and I still like this movie as much as I did the first time that I viewed it.Peter Straub is a wonderful writer. Peter Straub and Stephen King are just pure geniuses when it comes to the macabre and horror and suspense.The screenplay was very intelligent and effective. Of course the winter scenes of the little town nestled in New England gave the movie a wonderful atmosphere.I cannot state loud enough how excellent the cast was for this movie.Patricia Neal,Alice Krige,Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas,Ken Olin,Douglas Fairbanks Jr.,Craig Wasson, and of course John Houseman made this movie so fun to watch.Mr.John Houseman was as usual so effective at playing a snob.Remember Alice Krige in the movies Sleepwalkers and Chariots Of Fire?This is a fascinating story to watch.


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