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The Canterville Ghost (1986)

PG | | Family, Comedy, Fantasy | TV Movie 1986
A young American couple inherits an English castle, only to find that it is haunted by the spirit of a disgraced ancestor, doomed to stay on the estate because of his cowardice. The only ... See full summary »

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A young American couple inherits an English castle, only to find that it is haunted by the spirit of a disgraced ancestor, doomed to stay on the estate because of his cowardice. The only way he can escape is if one of his descendants performs an heroic act, something he intends to get the husband to do. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The castle they inherited features 48 rooms and one cranky ghost!

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Ted Wass, father of Alyssa Milano in the film, directed her 15 years later in Spin City: Rain on My Charades (2001). See more »

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Harry Canterville: [Harry, Lucy & Jenny have just been told about the origins behind Sir Simon's hauntings by Mrs. Umney. As they all ascend the staircase, Jenny hesitantly moves forward, uncertainly eying the oil painting portrait at the top of the stairs of Sir Simon & Lady de Canterville] Jenny, don't you be frightened by any of this. Someone is trying to play a trick on us.
Lucy Canterville: [approaches Jenny] Your dad's right. Now, there is NO ghost.
Sir Simon de Canterville: [booming voice] WOMAN! YOU ARE MISTAKEN!
Mrs. Umney: WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
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Gielgud is Delightful!
13 November 2000 | by (Vasaria) – See all my reviews

Sir John Gielgud is completely and utterly charming and delightful in "The Canterville Ghost". The rest of the acting is fair to average, but I would recommend this to anyone just because of Gielgud. He plays his role in a wonderful tongue-in-cheek way. We watched this in my eight- grade class when we were studying the plot curve, and all of my friends and classmates, not just a movie freak like me, adored Gielgud as the ghost. The only other movie besides this I have seen Gielgud in is "The Secret Agent", but he didn't do such a good job in that one. Still, I assume this film is a good example of what the rest of his work must be like, indeed, reading reviews of his other films, he has not gotten a bad review. I think I might check out "Arthur" soon. But I'm rambling now, and the point is that "The Canterville Ghost" was a charming movie.

8/10


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