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The Canterville Ghost (1944) was a Comedy - Fantasy Film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and Jules Dassin and produced by Arthur Field.

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The Canterville Ghost (1944)

on Oct 4, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published August 13th, 2013 Pint-sized actress Margaret O’Brien’s movies aren’t always winners (Tenth Avenue Angel), but her exuberance and maturity, all while remaining innocent and precious, elevates the work everytime.?The Canterville Ghost was a film I’ve been ... Read full article


The Canterville Ghost (1944)

By Beatrice on Dec 14, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Canterville Ghost Directed by Jules Dassin Written by Edwin Blum from the story by Oscar Wilde 1944/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Amazon Instant Video A film with Charles Laughton and Margaret O’Brien can’t be too bad. ?This wartime fantasy was a tad too predictable for ... Read full article


The Canterville Ghost (1944)

on Aug 8, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

A quick update on that Laura post: We’ll celebrate Otto Preminger over the weekend that way i don’t break the flow of 24 hours devoted to one star.? I promise I’ll be back on track next week. Margaret O’Brien has catapulted to the top of my favorite actresses list, so it was ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE CANTERVILLE GHOST (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 7, 2013 From Virtual Virago

It's surprising how many times Oscar Wilde's story, "The Canterville Ghost," has been adapted for the screen, although most of the productions have been for television rather than film. The supernatural title character has been played by John Gielgud and Patrick Stewart, among others, but the 1944 t... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE CANTERVILLE GHOST (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 7, 2013 From Virtual Virago

It's surprising how many times Oscar Wilde's story, "The Canterville Ghost," has been adapted for the screen, although most of the productions have been for television rather than film. The supernatural title character has been played by John Gielgud and Patrick Stewart, among others, but the 1944 t... Read full article


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Quotes from

Sir Simon de Canterville: Excuse me, I really must gibber at the oriole window.


Mrs. Polverdine: I believe they call it "woogie boogie".


Sir Simon de Canterville: I have roamed these halls for three centuries and I am so tired. If only I could rest...


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Facts about

After 38 days of shooting, director Jules Dassin replaced Norman Z. McLeod. Although a news item stated it was due to a "difference of opinion," many believe it was done on the insistence of Charles Laughton. At the same time, William H. Daniels replaced Robert Planck as director of photography.
Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): David Thursby (Carpenter), Larry Wheat (Doctor) and Billy Bletcher (Window Washer). A contemporary news item listed Ethel Griffies as a cast member, but she was not seen in the movie either.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJune 18, 1945 with Charles Laughton and Margaret O'Brien reprising their film roles.
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