MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,814 this week

The Canterville Ghost (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Comedy | Fantasy  -  1986 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 505 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (teleplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 08 Jul 2011
 
a list of 1843 titles
created 18 Jun 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 29 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 32 titles
created 11 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie 1986)

The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie 1986) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Canterville Ghost.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie 2001)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Adapted from the classic Oscar Wilde short story, the Canterville Ghost is the tale of an American family who inherit an English castle, and with it, the castle ghost! The ghost of Simon de... See full summary »

Stars: Phillip Hinton, Joanna Moore, Robyn Moore
Who's the Boss? (1984–1992)
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Tony Micelli a retired baseball player becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an NY advertising executive. Together they raise their kids Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother.

Stars: Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano
Family | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A modern day ghost story for the whole family! Teenager James Greville has lived in children's homes his whole life, so he is surprised when a Great Uncle invites him to his country manor ... See full summary »

Director: Niall Johnson
Stars: Jon Newman, Prunella Scales, Marc Danbury
Spöket på Canterville (TV Movie 1962)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Bernt Callenbo
Stars: Lauritz Falk, Lena Gester, Stig Gustavsson
Family | Mystery | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A mysterious, very old solicitor Mr. Blunden visits Mrs. Allen and her young children in her squalid, tiny Camden Town flat and makes her an offer she cannot refuse. The family become the ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Jeffries
Stars: Laurence Naismith, Graham Crowden, Dorothy Alison
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Harry Canterville
...
Lucy Canterville
...
Jeff Harding ...
Earl
Lila Kaye ...
Harold Innocent ...
...
Uncle Hesketh
Dorothea Phillips ...
Aunt Gretchen
Bill Wallis ...
Fenton Cook
Spencer Chandler ...
Paul Blaine
Brian Oulton ...
Uncle George
Deddie Davies ...
Aunt Caroline
Celia Breckon ...
Lady Eleanor
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

castle | cowardice | england | ghost | See All (4) »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El fantasma de Canterville  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[Jennifer helps Sir Simon while he's sick]
Jennifer Canterville: Anything else you need?
Sir Simon de Canterville: Yes. Open the window.
Jennifer Canterville: Open the window? You'll die on pneumonia.
Sir Simon de Canterville: Do you really think so?
Jennifer Canterville: You just rest. We have to think of a way to talk Dad and Lucy out of selling this place. I mean, if you have to stay here, you might as well do it in peace and quiet. Good night.
Sir Simon de Canterville: Uh, Jennifer. I should just like to say how much I appreciate all you do for me. I, I really look forward to your daily visits. Although it might not always have ...
See more »

Connections

Version of The Canterville Ghost (1975) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best version!!! Ginsen
FINALLY AN OFFICIAL DVD RELEASE (R1) puddleofduck
Sir Simon is a true classic titanic-kid
Discuss The Canterville Ghost (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?