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From Time to Time (2009)

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A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart. When 13 year old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.

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Cast

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Tolly Oldknow
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Boggis
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Officer
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Mrs. Tweedie
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Susan (as Eliza Hope Bennett)
Rachel Bell ...
Perkins
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Maria Oldknow
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Jenny McCracken ...
Mrs. Gross
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Mrs. Robbins
Alan Charlesworth ...
Robert the Footman
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Captain Oldknow
Kwayedza Kureya ...
Jacob
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In 1940s England, thirteen year old Tolly is sent to Green Knowe, the country estate of his grandmother, while his mother searches for any information concerning his missing in action father. Tolly soon finds that he can pass through time to witness the family stories Grandmother Oldknow tells him. Traveling back to 1805, Tolly becomes caught up in the family scandals, secrets, and mysteries that still echo in his own time... Written by L. Hamre

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Unlock the Secrets of the Past.


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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and peril | See all certifications »
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Several cast members of Downton Abbey appear throughout the film. See more »

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Modern concrete sleepers and rail fixings are seen during the scene at the railway station set in 1944. See more »

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Version of The Children of Green Knowe (1986) See more »

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Enchanting film
27 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I caught this entirely by chance on TV here in the UK on Boxing Day, and was transfixed from start to finish.

Whilst I've never read the book, I do recall an earlier version of this on TV from back in the 80's, but I doubt if there could be a more definitive version than this, with a stellar cast, and superb cinematography, my only question is how such a good film can emerge with a whimper rather than a bang.

Of course I appreciate that a film like this isn't remotely 'trendy', but the art of good story telling never goes out of fashion.

No surprise to see that Julian Fellowes was behind this, it had much of the same grandeur (and cast members!) that were to be found in his huge TV success of 2010 'Downtown Abbey' I cannot recommend this film highly enough, for lovers of ghost stories, and historical films in general, the two odd hours whizz by.


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