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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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Lord Cheshire: Will you tell me what happened that night?
Virginia Otis: That is one secret I must take to the grave. But I can tell you that I owe him a great deal.
Lord Cheshire: Surely, he owes you more.
Virginia Otis: No, I mean it Henry. He taught me the difference between life and death.
Lord Cheshire: You are life itself to me.
Virginia Otis: And that love... love is greater than both.
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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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