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The Canterville Ghost (1996)

An adaptation 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 Medallion Theatre: The Canterville Ghost (1953) See more »

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Stunning Acting From Patrick Stewart
2 March 2000 | by (Darwen, England) – See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of Patrick Stewart and his acting in this movie was amazing. What you have to admire is his accent during the movie, as he talks in a Shakespearean tone. To do this must be very hard but he does it as though he speaks this was normally! The movie as a whole is quite gripping and worth watching if it is on TV. 6/10


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