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Don't Take It to Heart! (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 13 November 1944 (UK)
The castle ghost helps the lady and the lawyer beat off developers.


Jeffrey Dell


Jeffrey Dell




Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Bird ... Ghost / Arthur
Edward Rigby ... Butler
Esma Cannon ... Maid
Ivor Barnard ... Bus-Driver
Patric Curwen Patric Curwen ... Smith (as Patrick Curwen)
Margaret Withers Margaret Withers ... Mrs. Smith
Richard Greene ... Peter Hayward
Brefni O'Rorke ... Lord Chaunduyt
Harry Fowler ... Telegraph Boy
Alfred Drayton ... Pike
Joan Hickson ... Mrs Pike
Amy Veness Amy Veness ... Cook
Moore Marriott ... Granfer
Joyce Barbour Joyce Barbour ... Harriet
Wylie Watson ... Harry Bucket


A stray World War Two bomb releases the ghost of the 3rd Earl of Chaunduyt after 400 years. A visiting professor, while wooing the beautiful Lady Mary, daughter of the present Earl, finds him an ally in his fight on behalf of the villagers to protect their ancient rights against a meddling newcomer. Written by Ian Harries <ih@doc.ic.ac.uk>

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A Merry Mix-up of Legacies, Missing Heirs, Surprising Heiresses and Family Skeletons in Unexpected Cupboards. (Print Ad- Gisborne Herald, ((Gisborne, NZ)) 2 July 1946)


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

13 November 1944 (UK) See more »

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Kummitus See more »

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Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Harriet: Arthur, you wouldn't say I was being unreasonable, would you?
Ghost: No, dear.
Harriet: You'd better not.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: The village of Chaunduyt dates from the good old days when men were men and women were something the Lord of the Manor drove off along with your best-looking bullocks in settlement of your pay-as-you-earn tithe.

Untouched by the passing centuries, the historic home of the earls of Chaunduyt stands in the moonlight, a symbol of peace and security. See more »

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brief comedy
29 March 2002 | by calvertfanSee all my reviews

Chaunduyt is rather like Brigadoon, locked in time centuries before. A bomb hits the castle and manages to awake a ghost, who is rather a jolly old soul. Word gets out about the ghost, and other findings, and suddenly the manor is open to tourists, and newcomers flood Chaunduyt, not all with good intentions. A young professor is most interested in some ancient manuscripts - and the current Earl's daughter - but he ends up getting much more involved, in a fight with the villagers, aided by the ghost, over some developers who want to bring Chaunduyt a little more up to date.

Fairly amusing. 6/10

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