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The House That Would Not Die (1970)

Not Rated | | Horror | TV Movie 27 October 1970
A woman and her niece move into an ancestral house in the Amish countryside haunted by two ghosts from the Revolutionary War.

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Henry Farrell, Barbara Michaels (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Ruth Bennett
Richard Egan ... Pat McDougal
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Stan Whitman
Kitty Winn ... Sara Dunning (as Katherine Winn)
Doreen Lang Doreen Lang ... Sylvia Wall
Mabel Albertson ... Mrs. McDougal
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This movie centers on Ruth Bennett and her niece Sara Dunning. They move into the house of Ruth's recently deceased aunt and shortly thereafter they learn the house is possessed by two ghosts of the original owners who were from the time of the Revolutionary War. Shortly after arriving Ruth discovers a family Bible hidden in a secret compartment of a roll top desk. Contained within is the name of the original owner which includes the name of his deceased wife and also a name that has been crossed out in ink. As the movie progresses we learn the identity of this person and the reason for it being obliterated through the possession of niece Sara and Pat McDougal. Written by Kelly E.F. Wiebe <senhue@mts.ca>

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Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Geisterhaus See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The German poster features an image of Jessica Harper from Suspiria (1977). See more »

Goofs

A boom mic is briefly visible on the windshield of Richard Egan's car when he meets Barbara Stanwyck and Michael Anderson Jr. outside the Hall of Records. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain (2003) See more »

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I was 14 when I saw this and for weeks wouldn't go into our basement!
9 April 1999 | by Gallard-2See all my reviews

Back in the late 1960's and through the early part of the 1970's the occult became an extremely popular subject for TV and movies. ABC was making "Movies Of The Week" that appeared usually on a Wednesday night. This was one of them. This one involves a haunted house which was recently bought by Barbara Stanwyk and soon she with the help of family and a helpful neighbor Richard Egan try to get to the bottom of things. Literally.

I was 14 when I first saw this and for weeks I wouldn't go into our basement. Don't watch it alone!


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