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A Warning to the Curious (1972)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror  -  24 December 1972 (UK)
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An archeologist goes treasure hunting along the English coast in search of a lost, fabled crown that supposedly helps protect Great Britain against invasion.

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Julian Herrington ...
Archaeologist
John Kearney ...
Ager / Ghost
David Cargill ...
Boots
George Benson ...
Vicar
Roger Milner ...
Antique Shop Owner (as Roger Millner)
Gilly Fraser ...
Girl
David Pugh ...
Porter
Cyril Appleton ...
Labourer
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An archeologist goes treasure hunting along the English coast in search of a lost, fabled crown that supposedly helps protect Great Britain against invasion.

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Ghost Story for Christmas: A Warning to the Curious  »

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The best M R James adaptation
26 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Other reviewers have said as much. The master, M R James was the very finest writer of ghost stories, and this is the adaptation which best captures his style. It doesn't stick strictly to the story but the the difference is not worth noting - as to the ghost being able to bash your brains out, well M R James did always make his ghosts malevolent and able to do you harm, either just by frightening (Whistle And I'll Come To You) or by violence (Casting The Runes). Best moments: the scene in which the farmworker looks up the track and sees Peter Vaughan being followed by the ghost, and that in which the ghost is in the hotel room and the lights go out - superb.


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