The Canterville Ghost (1997)

10/31/1997 (US) FantasyComedyRomance 1h 30m
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'The Canterville Ghost' is one of the most popular choice for making a film in Oscar Wilde's works, and the original short story deserves the popularity. It is a witty spoof about a ghost and the 'haunted' mansion where a rich American family start to live. In this story, the family are not annoyed by the presence of the ghost; no, it is the ghost who is annoyed by the family who just refuse to be terrified. After all, why should we be scared by an old man wearing rusty coat of mail, whose best trick is to walk in the middle of night making big noises?

  1. Crispin Reece


  2. Oscar Wilde


  3. Olivia Hetreed


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sarah-Jane Potts

    Sarah-Jane Potts

    Virginia Otis

  2. Ian Richardson

    Ian Richardson

    Simon de Canterville

  3. Celia Imrie

    Celia Imrie

    Lucy Otis

  4. Rolf Saxon

    Rolf Saxon

    Hiram Otis

  5. James D'Arcy

    James D'Arcy

    Lord Cheshire

  6. Edna Doré

    Edna Doré

    Mrs. Umney

  7. Donald Sinden

    Donald Sinden

    Lord Dumbleton

  8. Pauline Quirke

    Pauline Quirke

    Madame Murielle

  9. Ian McNeice

    Ian McNeice

    Professor Davenport

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Original Language English

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