When a teenaged girl moves to England, with her brothers and parents into the ancient Canterville Hall, she's not at all happy. Especially as there's a ghost and a mysterious re-appearing bloodstain on the hearth. She campaigns to go back home, and her dad, believing the ghost's pranks are Ginny's, is ready to send her back. But then Ginny actually meets the elusive 17th-century Sir Simon de Canterville (not to mention the cute teenaged duke next door), and she sets her hand to the task of freeing Sir Simon from his curse. Written by
Virginia 'Ginny' Otis:
When a gentle girl can win a prayer from out the lips of sin/when a child gives up tears and the barren almond bears/when the silent chapel bell sounds the ghostly sinners knell/then shall all the house be still, and peace shall come to Canterville.
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I first saw this at a sleepover, so I wasn't in the right state of mind, but I've got to say the first thing I noticed was Daniel Betts as the Duke of Cheshire. Once I saw the film again I realised how great it was, and being a HUGE Star Trek fan it was an added bonus to see Patrick Stewart in a different role, loving the Shakesperian accent! I have it on video and never get tired of watching it! Neve Campbell was also very good but the film was made by Francis, why don't Dukes like that really roam around England?! And Leslie Philips as Lord Canterville was an added bonus. .
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