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Lady in White (1988)

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An author tells the story of how, as a young boy growing up in a small town during the 1960's, he was haunted after witnessing the murder of a little girl.



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Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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Plot Keywords:

ghost | small town | boy | murder | 1960s | See All (109) »


The year is 1962. The place is Willowpoint Falls. Nobody talks about what happened in the school cloakroom 10 years ago. Now, in the dead of night, Frankie Scarlatti is going to find out why.


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Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Dama de Branco  »

Box Office


$4,700,000 (estimated)


$1,705,139 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Russell Carpenter who would later win an Oscar for Titanic (1997) was the Director of Photography for this one. See more »


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User Reviews

This is a beautiful ghost story, nothing terrible about it!
11 April 2005 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was only seven or so and have loved it ever since. Perhaps it is not has high tech as other movies but it has really wonderful elements. The execution of this film is wonderful. As opposed to the last comment on this movie, I have to disagree. I think an open mind is needed to fully appreciate older films. If you do not feel that something from the eighties and older is worthy of your time this probably is not the movie for you. If you do love a good ghost story, try this one on for size. It isn't a scary movie, relatively mild with very little violence and no blood. It is creative and really heart warming.

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