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The Canterville Ghost (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Comedy | Fantasy  -  1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Harry Canterville
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Lucy Canterville
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Jeff Harding ...
Earl
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Uncle Hesketh
Dorothea Phillips ...
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Bill Wallis ...
Fenton Cook
Spencer Chandler ...
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Brian Oulton ...
Uncle George
Deddie Davies ...
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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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El fantasma de Canterville  »

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Lucy Canterville: Mr. Umney, would you please tell us how got up there?
Hummle Umney: Well, you may as well know. It's Sir Simon. He hauled me overhead and hid the luggage. But don't you worry, ma'am. I know almost all his hiding places.
Jennifer Canterville: Who's Sir Simon?
Hummle Umney: Sir Simon de Canterville. The ghost.
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Lovely story
28 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a classic story in true Oscar Wilde wit and flair. It's both haunting and funny. It's a fairy tale for all ages. In this story a young American girl helps to free the tormented spirit that haunts an old English castle. It's very well written and a beautiful tale for all ages. It's too bad this wasn't the best adaptation.

The best adaptation of The Canterville ghost, in my opinion, has to be the version with Patrick Stewart as the ghost, it was made for television in 1996. Though set in the 1990s it's very true to the book. The worst adaptation of the Canterville ghost, in my opinion, is the version set in 1944. It had been turned into blatant war propaganda and was almost unrecognizable, it's plot having nearly nothing at all to do with the original story by Oscar Wilde, which is a true classic.


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