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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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Lord Chaunduyt: Now, if you'll pass through that door and look out of the window on your left, you'll see an oak tree in which King Charles may well have hidden after the Battle of Worcester.
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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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My brief review of the film
3 August 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

A pleasant and amusing but far from brilliant old British comedy, more often than not it is too silly for its own good, and some of the comedy bits are a bit awkward. The biggest problem with it all is however that the plot is tad too complex, in view of the light-hearted manner in which the material is treated. Still, the film certainly has its fair share of virtues. The cinematographer makes good use of lime lapse and zooming, plus the set design is interesting. Having Moore Marriott on hand is always a good thing too, even though this time he is not quite as delightful as usual. The special effects are okay for the time, and so is the overall quality of the picture. It is nothing really special, but it is quite satisfactory stuff.

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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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