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The Canterville Ghost ()


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The descendent of a ghost imprisoned for cowardice hopes to free the spirit by displaying courage when under duress.

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Sir Simon de Canterville / The Ghost
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Cuffy Williams
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Lady Jessica de Canterville
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Sergeant Benson
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Lord Canterville
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Big Harry (as 'Rags' Ragland)
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Mrs. Umney
Donald Stuart ...
Sir Valentine Williams
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Mrs. Polverdine
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Lieutenant Kane
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Mr. Potts
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Metropolus
William Moss ...
Hector
Bobby Readick ...
Eddie
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Bugsy McDougle
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Jordan
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Anthony de Canterville
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Allen ...
Mr. Cawthorne at Party (uncredited)
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Chimney Sweep (uncredited)
Frank Benson ...
Man at Party (uncredited)
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Woman Wanting to Dance (uncredited)
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Window cleaner (uncredited)
Colin Campbell ...
Vicar at Party (uncredited)
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Man at Party (uncredited)
Fred Coby ...
Ranger (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Aina Constant ...
Factory Girl at Party (uncredited)
Syd Dawon ...
Bold Sir Guy's Squire (uncredited)
Vernon Downing ...
Officer (uncredited)
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Aged Woman at Party (uncredited)
Tay Dunn ...
Ranger Playing the Comb at Party (uncredited)
Dale Easton ...
Sergeant in Village Hall (uncredited)
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Bold Sir Guy's Squire (uncredited)
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Mr. Peabody (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ...
Marshall of the Hunt (uncredited)
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Bold Sir Guy (uncredited)
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Nobleman (uncredited)
Guy Kingsford ...
British Tommy (uncredited)
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Trigger - Machine Gunner (uncredited)
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Sergeant at Party (uncredited)
Mary McLeod ...
Girl at Party (uncredited)
Viola Moore ...
Girl at Party (uncredited)
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Servant at Party (uncredited)
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Eleanor (uncredited)
Brent Richards ...
Arthur (uncredited)
Gordon Richards ...
Nobleman (uncredited)
John Rogers ...
SIr Simon's Squire (uncredited)
Robert Schuler ...
Stanley (uncredited)
Roy Seager ...
Roly Poly Man (uncredited)
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Stone Mason (uncredited)
Tom Stevenson ...
Nobleman (uncredited)
Anna Marie Stewart ...
Buxom Lass at Party (uncredited)
David Thursby ...
Carpenter (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
Herberta Williams ...
Matron at Party (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jules Dassin
Norman Z. McLeod ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Oscar Wilde ... (story "The Canterville Ghost")
 
Edwin Blum ... (screenplay) (as Edwin Harvey Blum)

Produced by

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Arthur Field ... producer (as Arthur L. Field)

Music by

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George Bassman

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Robert H. Planck ... director of photography (as Robert Planck)
William H. Daniels ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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Chester W. Schaeffer

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Edward C. Carfagno ... (as Edward Carfagno)
Cedric Gibbons

Set Decoration by

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Edwin B. Willis

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Valles ... (costumes: men)

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Jack Dawn ... makeup designer

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Julian Silberstein ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Mildred Griffiths ... associate set decorator

Sound Department

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Douglas Shearer ... recording director

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Irving G. Ries ... ghost special effects (uncredited)
Lester White ... special effects camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Irene ... costume supervisor

Music Department

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Daniele Amfitheatrof ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
David Raksin ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

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Jack Donohue ... dance director
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Plot Summary

In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle. His ashamed father seals him in the room where he is hiding and dooms him to life as a ghost until one of his descendants performs a brave deed. Simon believes he may be saved when he meets Cuffy Williams, an American kinsman stationed with a troop of soldiers at the castle in 1943. Will this blood relative save the family honor, or will his blood be as yellow as the rest of the Cantervilles? Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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Taglines It puts you in the best of spirits! See more »
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Also Known As
  • El fantasma de Canterville (Spain)
  • A canterville-i kísértet (Hungary)
  • El fantasma de Canterville (Argentina)
  • Spöket på Canterville (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Fantoma din Canterville (Romania)
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  • 95 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The bomb that Cuffy and the ghost want to dispose of was known as a "blockbuster". So-called because it was so powerful it could demolish more than a dozen buildings i.e. a city block. See more »
Goofs While many German parachute mines with time delay dropped on England during World War II; but they weren't called blockbusters. The blockbuster was a type of bomb devised by the British. At first a blockbuster was a four thousand pound bomb; but later became an 8000 and then a 12000 pound bomb. They achieved these sizes by simply bolting two or three of the 4000 pounders together. They were called Blockbusters because it was calculated that they could destroy a city block. See more »
Movie Connections Spoofed in The Canterville Ghost (1975). See more »
Soundtracks Bless 'em All See more »
Quotes Sir Simon de Canterville: Excuse me, I really must gibber at the oriole window.
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