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The Uninvited (1944) was a Fantasy - Horror Film directed by Lewis Allen and produced by Charles Brackett.

The film was based on the novel Uneasy Freehold written by Dorothy Macardle published in 1942.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyCharles LangNominated
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The Uninvited (1944)

By Carol Martinheira on Oct 10, 2020 From The Old Hollywood Garden

The Uninvited (1944) On October 10, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized Horror Month is here! I say this every year, don’t I? But that’s only because I adore classic horror (imagine…) and I love talking about it. So let’s get right into it! Here’... Read full article


The Uninvited Ghost (2010)

By John Grant on Jun 22, 2019 From Noirish

US, Canada / 18 minutes / color / Echo North Dir, Scr: Heather Schmidt, Birgit U.E. Doll Pr: Heather Schmidt Cine: Gabriele Kislat Cast: Bob Bancroft, Clare Salstrom, Emory Murchison. A completely charming short that almost certainly doesn?t belong here but that I liked so much I persuaded myself h... Read full article


The Uninvited (1944) – with Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey

By Greg Orypeck on Apr 7, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! ?They call them the haunted shores, these stretches of?Devonshire? and?Cornwall?and ?Ireland?which rear up against the westward ocean.??Mists gather here . . . and sea fog . . . and eerie stories . . . ??part of the opening narration A ghost story???No, not the shocker kind, with raised ... Read full article


The Uninvited (1944)

on Oct 14, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published October 29th, 2013 The Uninvited is Gothic horror done at its utmost best; where atmosphere plagues every corner, inundating the audience with unrepentant chills and spooks. Director Lewis Allen treats his tale with reverence, and the characters of Roderick and Pamela Fitzgerald... Read full article


The Uninvited (1944)

By Lindsey on Mar 16, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

Roderick (Ray Milland) and Pamela Fitzgerald (Ruth Hussey) are a brother and sister from London. They decide to purchase a house in Cornwall after stumbling upon it during a vacation and realizing that it is vacant. It’s a beautiful and secluded place, situated atop a hill and just on the wate... Read full article


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Roderick Fitzgerald: [narration] They call them the haunted shores, these stretches of Devonshire and Cornwall and Ireland which rear up against the westward ocean. Mists gather here... and sea fog... and eerie stories...
Roderick Fitzgerald: That's not because there are most ghosts here then other places, mind you. It's just that people who live here about are strangely aware of them. You see, day and night, year in, year out, they listen to the pound and stir of the waves. There's life and death in that restless sound. And eternity too.
Roderick Fitzgerald: If you listen to it long enough, all your senses are sharpened. You come by strange instincts. You get to recognize a peculiar cold that is the first warning. A cold which is no mere matter of degrees Farenheit, but a draining of warmth from the vital centers of the living.
Roderick Fitzgerald: Loads of people tell me they would've felt it. Even outside that locked door. We didn't. They can't understand why we didn't know what it meant when our dog wouldn't go up those stairs. Animals see the blasted things that appears.
Roderick Fitzgerald: Well, my sister Pamela and I knew nothing about such matters. Not then we didn't. We had the disadvantage of being Londoners, just down for a fortnights rest. That 10th day of May, 1937 was the end of our holiday.


Pamela Fitzgerald: That's the dawn breeze...


Stella Meredith: [realizing Rick has written the music he is playing] You made that up?
Roderick Fitzgerald: Yes.
Stella Meredith: But you must be brilliant.
Roderick Fitzgerald: Oh, dazzling. People have to wear sunglasses.


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The beautiful song "Stella By Starlight" was written specifically for this movie and is featured several times. In the movie Roderick Fitzgerald "writes" it for Stella Meredith.
In an article in USA Today (August 22, 2011), Guillermo del Toro chooses this as one of his six favorite "fright flicks."
Elizabeth Russell posed for Mary Meredith's face in her painting, while Lynda Grey for posed for her body.
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