CBS Children's Mystery Theatre: Season 2, Episode 1

The Haunting of Harrington House (8 Sep. 1981)

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A young woman who lives in a supposedly haunted house finds that her camera is picking up images of ghosts, and soon strange spirits begin to appear to her.



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Episode credited cast:
Polly Ames
Diogenes 'D.C.' Chase
Madame Zenia
Uncle Max
Marco Roselli
Walter Ames
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dolores Albin
Mary Betten ...
Mrs. Jessel
Rena Craig
Dean Dittman ...
First Man
Merie Earle ...
Miss Birdie (as Marie Earle)
Michael Goldfinger ...
Cab Driver
Al Secunda ...
Second Man


Polly Ames returns to her home, a hotel run by her father, to discover stories of ghosts and strange figures in black roaming the hallways. The "ghost" has already scared several tenants off, and if it keeps doing so, the hotel will have to be sold. Polly teams up with tenant D.C. and they begin to work on solving the mystery of who is pretending to be the ghost. Written by Adam Zeitz

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A darling little ghost story!
4 March 2005 | by (The World Of Movies) – See all my reviews

This film is a darling little story about an ambitious girl named Polly Ames, portrayed ever so delicately by the powerful Dominique Dunne. Polly Ames is out of school early, to visit her father at the family-owned hotel, "Harrington House". As soon as she gets there, she has reason to believe that someone, or something, is causing mayhem amongst the house-hold. Now, she and her new friend DC, team up to solve the mysterious goings-on at the hotel. The film automatically gets your attention as Dunne's enthusiastic narration tells us of the story we are about to endure in the opening. The tone is set over the opening of stormy weather, and eerie locations. The entire cast performs a great little adventure that is pure fun for all. What makes this one an instant favorite of mine, is the material it contains. Something for everyone in this one. Both adults and children alike! The late Dominique Dunne is perfect, and holds the film entirely on her shoulders. She was a master at this! A genuine halloween film, as well as a great family film for all!

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