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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 ...
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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Featured in MR James: Ghost Writer (2013) See more »

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String Quartet No.2
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Music by Hans Werner Henze
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Excellent.
6 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this TV adaptation as a child and being terrified by the presence of the ghost imagining that he was standing in my back garden when I went to bed. Plus I lived in the Norfolk countryside where MR James set the tale was set. The spookiest scene must be when Peter Vaughan is digging for the crown and we fleetingly see the ghost over his shoulder. Also the frightening moment when the ghost is in his room searching for the brown and his tubercular breathing is heard. The drama really does conjure up the bleakness of some of the Norfolk countryside and the fear of what might be waiting in those trees. I am a great lover of horror films but if I need to feel a real chill this always succeeds in producing the goods.


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