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The Ghost Goes West (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 7 February 1936 (USA)
A haunted Scottish castle is dismantled and transported to Florida, bringing the family ghost along with it.

Director:

René Clair

Writers:

René Clair, Eric Keown (story "Sir Tristram Goes West") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Donat ... Murdoch Glourie / Donald Glourie
Jean Parker ... Peggy Martin
Eugene Pallette ... Mr. Joe Martin
Elsa Lanchester ... Miss Shepperton
Ralph Bunker Ralph Bunker ... Ed L. Bigelow
Patricia Hilliard Patricia Hilliard ... Shepherdess
Everley Gregg Everley Gregg ... Mrs. Gladys Martin
Morton Selten ... The Glourie
Chili Bouchier Chili Bouchier ... Cleopatra
Mark Daly Mark Daly ... Murdoch's Groom
Herbert Lomas Herbert Lomas ... Fergus
Elliott Mason Elliott Mason ... Mrs. MacNiff
Hay Petrie Hay Petrie ... The McLaggen
Quinton McPherson Quinton McPherson ... Mackaye (as Quentin McPhearson)
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Storyline

An American businessman's daughter convinces him to buy a Scottish castle but he comes up with a plan to disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick, where it will be put it back together. The deal includes the last family heir and his cursed several-hundred year old ghost ancestor who haunts the castle waiting for the chance to redeem his family's honor. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantôme à vendre See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the biggest-grossing film of 1936 in Great Britain. See more »

Goofs

The opening sets the scene in Scotland but the pipe band is playing a famous Irish tune, Brian Boru's March. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ed Wood (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

American Grit
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Music by Abe Holzmann
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DEELIGHTFUL!
12 May 2004 | by artzauSee all my reviews

Robert Donat and Jean Parker...and Eugene Pallett (whose voice was once described like a semi hauling logs driving down a gravel road). Hey, isn't that enough to get you to see it? Add an amusing story of a young Scottish Laird fending off a businessman who wants to buy his castle and a ghost cursed to salvage his family name, romantic intrigues and you have fun, fun, fun. I remember seeing this film as a kid (hey, it was old even then!) and going back to the old Crystal theater to see it again and again. I've heard rumors that a video exists obtainable through a buyer in Canada but if it crosses your screen on the late show, DON'T MISS IT!


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