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The Canterville Ghost (1997)

Unrated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | TV Movie
An American millionaire moves into an historic and imposing mansion, which comes complete with its very own eccentric ghost.

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An American millionaire moves into an historic and imposing mansion, which comes complete with its very own eccentric ghost.

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First film of James D'Arcy. See more »

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Reverend Dampier: I've come to fight the unspeakable evil in this house.
Lucy Otis: There's no unspeakable evil here, unless you count the umbrella stand.
Hiram Otis: And the plumbing, honey.
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Version of ABC Stage 67: The Canterville Ghost (1966) See more »

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I love this story
28 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a classic story in true Oscar Wilde wit and flair. It's both haunting and funny. It's a fairy tale for all ages. In this story a young American girl helps to free the tormented spirit that haunts an old English castle. It's very well written and a beautiful tale for all ages. It's too bad this wasn't the best adaptation.

The best adaptation of The Canterville ghost, in my opinion, has to be the version with Patrick Stewart as the ghost, it was made for television in 1996. Though set in the 1990s it's very true to the book. The worst adaptation of the Canterville ghost, in my opinion, is the version set in 1944. It had been turned into blatant war propaganda and was almost unrecognizable, it's plot having nearly nothing at all to do with the original story by Oscar Wilde, which is a true classic.


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