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The Canterville Ghost (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Drama | Fantasy  -  27 January 1996 (USA)
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Adaption of the famous Oscar Wilde tale about a young American girl that helps a British ghost find rest and forgiveness.

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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 Kathy Li

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Family | Drama | Fantasy

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Rated PG for some haunting moments | See all certifications »
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27 January 1996 (USA)  »

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Das Gespenst von Canterville  »

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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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Version of Spöket på Canterville (1962) See more »

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More soap opera than comedy
15 June 2000 | by (Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

There is nothing like an Oscar Wilde comedy, and this movie is nothing like a comedy. The melodrama labors from scene to scene and the comedy is completely absent. In the original story, the humor comes from the Americans who are oblivious to the ghostly traditions of Canterville Chase. The American father even offers some oil to the ghost to quiet the creaking chains. Read the book!


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