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The Haunting of Julia (1977)

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After her daughter's death, wealthy American homemaker Julia Lofting moves to London to restart her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the ghosts of other children while mourning for her own.

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Richard Loncraine

Writers:

Harry Bromley Davenport (story adaption), Dave Humphries (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mia Farrow ... Julia Lofting
Keir Dullea ... Magnus Lofting
Tom Conti ... Mark Berkeley
Jill Bennett Jill Bennett ... Lily Lofting
Robin Gammell ... David Swift
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Heather Rudge
Anna Wing Anna Wing ... Rosa Fludd
Edward Hardwicke ... Captain Paul Winter
Mary Morris ... Greta Braden
Pauline Jameson ... Claudia Branscombe
Peter Sallis ... Jeffrey Branscombe
Arthur Howard Arthur Howard ... Mr. Piggott
Damaris Hayman Damaris Hayman ... Miss Pinner
Susan Porrett Susan Porrett ... Mrs. Ward
Sophie Ward ... Kate Lofting
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Storyline

After her small daughter's sudden accidental death, wealthy American Julia Lofting bolts her unhappy marriage in London and buys a house in Kensington that is haunted by the ghost of an obscenely nasty little girl who died in the 1950s and plans to use Julia as her pawn in a terrible revenge plot. Written by Miguel Cane <stepford@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She had no one to play with for thirty years...

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Julian Fellowes. See more »

Goofs

When a rain-soaked Julia comes home she rubs a towel over her head. As she pulls it off slowly, her hair is damp and sticking up on the sides of her head. The next moment it is combed neatly and dry again. See more »

Quotes

Julia Lofting: What is this?
Magnus Lofting: A release on your interest. You must sign it.
Julia Lofting: Oh, my autograph!
Magnus Lofting: It's just a signature.
Julia Lofting: Nice to be in demand.
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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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a Masterpiece
6 February 2005 | by guigui-paulSee all my reviews

I agree with Scott Davies's comments,this film is really a masterpiece,and it's probably one of the best ghost stories ever made,but it's also one of the best "horror" movies of the 70's. The story is complex and moving,the acting is very good (Mia Farrow's performance is amazing),the direction is elegant,the use of Cinemascope,the sets and peter Hannan's cinematography are wonderful,and colin Towns's famous and beautiful soundtrack perfectly fits the sad and chilling mood of the film. I must add that the ending,without revealing anything,is one of the most stunning and PERFECT ever,in every ways (direction,cinematography,acting,music)! To sum up: this film is sad,chilling,haunting,poetic,moving... is there a DVD available??


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