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From Time to Time (2009)

A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, more than a century apart. When 13-year-old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.

Director:

Julian Fellowes

Writers:

Lucy M. Boston (novel), Julian Fellowes (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Etel ... Tolly
Timothy Spall ... Boggis
Maggie Smith ... Mrs Oldknow
Christopher Villiers ... Officer
Pauline Collins ... Mrs Tweedie
Eliza Bennett ... Susan (as Eliza Hope Bennett)
Rachel Bell ... Perkins
Dominic West ... Caxton
Carice van Houten ... Maria Oldknow
Douglas Booth ... Sefton
Jenny McCracken Jenny McCracken ... Mrs Gross
Christine Lohr Christine Lohr ... Mrs Robbins
Alan Charlesworth ... Robert the Footman
Hugh Bonneville ... Captain Oldknow
Kwayedza Kureya Kwayedza Kureya ... Jacob
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Storyline

In 1940s England, thirteen-year-old Tolly (Alex Etel) is sent to Green Knowe, the country estate of his grandmother, while his mother searches for any information concerning his missing-in-action father. Tolly soon finds that he can pass through time to witness the family stories Grandmother Oldknow (Dame Maggie Smith) tells him. Travelling back to 1805, Tolly becomes caught up in the family scandals, secrets, and mysteries that still echo in his own time. Written by L. Hamre

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Unlock the Secrets of the Past.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and peril | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was shot at Athlehampton House which was a very popular location for Doctor Who (1963) stories, most notably, season six, episodes twenty-three through twenty-eight, "The Seeds of Death". See more »

Goofs

Modern concrete sleepers and rail fixings are seen during the scene at the railway station set in 1944. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Boggis: [late for picking the boy up from the railway station] I thought it came a quarter past. They said a quarter past.
Tolly: Well, they were wrong.
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Connections

Version of The Children of Green Knowe (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Walked In
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Virginia Verrill, John Hall, The Samuel Goldwyn Studio Orchestra
Courtesy of P.O.
Published by WB Music Corp (ASCAP) on behalf of George Gershwin Music and Ira Gershwin Music and Chapell & Co. (ASCAP)
Played on grammophone when the Christmas tree is being decorated
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Captivating story about interwoven time
26 December 2010 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a young boy who goes to stay with his grandmother's stately home during the Second World War. He finds the house's secret ability to transport him back in time.

"From Time to Time" successfully weaves together past and present events in a logical manner. Many time travel stories have major plot loopholes, but "From Time to Time" has a logical plot that even when people from present interacts with people in the past and alter events from the past. I particularly like the fact that bits of stories weave together, such as the "miracle light" and the jewels, so everything in the film happens for a reason. I enjoyed watching "From Time to Time" a lot.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2010 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,640
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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