The Green Man (1990– )

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Maurice Allington, the alcoholic, sexually promiscuous, and unappealing lead character owns a country inn called "The Green Man." He frightens and regales his guests, when he's not trying ... See full summary »

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 Maurice (3 episodes, 1990)
Linda Marlowe ...
 Joyce (3 episodes, 1990)
Sarah Berger ...
 Diana (3 episodes, 1990)
Nicky Henson ...
 Jack (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Lucy (3 episodes, 1990)
Michael Grandage ...
 Nick (3 episodes, 1990)
Natalie Morse ...
 Amy (3 episodes, 1990)
Michael Culver ...
 Underhill (3 episodes, 1990)
Robert Schofield ...
 David (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Gramps (2 episodes, 1990)
Nickolas Grace ...
 Sonnenscheim (2 episodes, 1990)
Sandra Caron ...
 Mrs. Klinger (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Mr. Klinger (2 episodes, 1990)
Anna Skye ...
 Mrs. Underhill (2 episodes, 1990)
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Maurice Allington, the alcoholic, sexually promiscuous, and unappealing lead character owns a country inn called "The Green Man." He frightens and regales his guests, when he's not trying to seduce them, with tales of ghosts ans spirits haunting his hotel. The fun begins when he and they realize the haunts are real and malevolent. At times sexual farce, at others, ghostly thriller, this movie is aptly called a "ghost story for adults". Written by Teresa B. O'Donnell <sun.moon.stars@worldnet.att.net>

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In Maurice's bathroom are a small stack of books: the top one is "The Old Devils" by Kingsley Amis. Below it are the horror collection "Skeleton Crew" by Stephen King and the horror novel "The Fog" by James Herbert. See more »

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Rev. Tommy Sonnenscheim: Frankly, I think immortality's been done to death, don't you think?
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What a Wonderful World
Written by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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*A Great From the 90's!
7 November 2005 | by (Riverhead, L.I., New York) – See all my reviews

I've never read the novel this movie is based on either, but the movie made its impression on me from its debut. A BBC production that was released on the A&E channel, 'The Green Man' takes the old haunted house story and throws in a main character fighting his own personal demons, a little pseudo-lesbianism, plus an interesting mix of minor characters. Great scene where the other-wordly being pays a visit to Maurice to give him advice on dealing with Dr. Thomas Underhill! I can't decide whether the being was an angel, fallen or otherwise, or simply a messenger. We're all kept guessing as to that one! If anybody knows ghosts, it's the British. Not that we don't have our share, but there is something special about the United Kingdom. It remains a place of enchantment: the history of the Celts, Druids, and the Arthurian legends.

Incidentally, even though I wasn't the one to donate it, Riverhead Free Library has this excellent video in its catalog!


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