In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle. His ashamed father seals him in the room where he is hiding and dooms him to life as a ghost until one of his descendants performs a brave deed. Simon believes he may be saved when he meets Cuffy Williams, an American kinsman stationed with a troop of soldiers at the castle in 1943. Will this blood relative save the family honor, or will his blood be as yellow as the rest of the Cantervilles?

  1. Norman Z. McLeod


  2. Jules Dassin


  3. Oscar Wilde


  4. Edwin Blum


Top Billed Cast

  1. Charles Laughton

    Charles Laughton

    Sir Simon de Canterville / The Ghost

  2. Robert Young

    Robert Young

    Cuffy Williams

  3. Margaret O'Brien

    Margaret O'Brien

    Lady Jessica de Canterville

  4. William Gargan

    William Gargan

    Sergeant Benson

  5. Reginald Owen

    Reginald Owen

    Lord Canterville

Full Cast & Crew

The Canterville Ghost
The Canterville Ghost



Status Released

Release Information

  • July 28, 1944


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget -

Revenue -



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