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The Ghost (1963)

Lo spettro (original title)
R | | Horror | 30 March 1963 (Italy)
A woman and her lover murder her husband, a doctor. Soon, however, strange things start happening, and they wonder if they really killed him, or if he is coming back from the dead to haunt them.

Director:

Riccardo Freda (as Robert Hampton)

Writers:

Oreste Biancoli (story and screenplay) (as Robert Davidson), Oreste Biancoli (story) (as Robert Davidson) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Barbara Steele ... Margaret Hichcock
Peter Baldwin ... Dr. Charles Livingstone
Elio Jotta Elio Jotta ... Dr. John Hichcock (as Leonard G. Elliot)
Harriet Medin ... Catherine Wood, Housekeeper (as Harriet White)
Carol Bennet Carol Bennet ... Woman
Carlo Kechler Carlo Kechler ... Police Superintendent (as Charles Kechler)
Umberto Raho ... Canon Owens (as Raoul H. Newman)
Reginald Price Anderson Reginald Price Anderson ... Albert Fisher
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A woman and her lover murder her husband, a doctor. Soon, however, strange things start happening, and they wonder if they really killed him, or if he is coming back from the dead to haunt them.

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Horror... sharp as a razor's edge! Written in Blood! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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In one of his last interviews Francesco De Masi clarified that he had been brought in to re-score the movie after Franco Mannino's effort had been rejected. De Masi was given only three days to do the task which he achieved thanks to hard work by his orchestrator Ralph Ferraro. The director said he was delighted with De Masi's score and regarded the original to be a disaster, even saying that if only the rest of the film was as good as De Masi's music! However, since all the credits were anglicized pseudonyms anyway, the name "Franck Wallace" was retained. See more »

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Featured in Horror Hotel: The Ghost (2018) See more »

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The Sixties Had Some Nice Ghost Stories
24 January 2007 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I remember getting my drivers' license. It allowed me to travel to towns a few miles from mine and see movies (only one was shown at a time in those days) at small local theaters. In the sixties we had Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Sebastian Cabot, and others entertaining us with lightweight, scary little films. Many were based loosely on the works of Poe. Though I never saw this until a few minutes ago, it fits in with that genre. It has wonderful atmosphere. The heroine is not blameless, but has a case for murdering the old meany. Of course, she's going to pay a price, as is her doctor lover, when the old guy comes back to haunt her. There's a little Rebecca and Gaslight here, but it all works nicely to a satisfying conclusion. He who laughs last, of course. The performances are good and the atmosphere of the castle and its bleak goings on is a lot of fun. There is an intensity at work here that build, till people become paranoid and suspicious. See this. It's not a bad ghost story.


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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

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1.85 : 1
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