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The Canterville Ghost (1988)

The poor ghost of Sir Simon Canterville has been roaming his castle searching in vain for a brave descendant who will release him from the Canterville curse by performing a brave deed. An ... See full summary »

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Oscar Wilde (based on the story by), Dick Orkin | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Dick Orkin Dick Orkin ... Sir Simon de Canterville (voice)
Brian Cummings ... Lord Canterville (voice)
Lewis Arquette ... Hiram B. Otis (voice) (as Louis Arquette)
Susan Blu Susan Blu ... Virginia Otis (voice)
Janet Waldo ... Lucretia Otis (voice)
Michael Sheehan ... Washington Otis (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Ned Otis (voice)
Mona Marshall ... Ted Otis (voice)
Kathleen Freeman ... Mrs. Umney (voice)
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The poor ghost of Sir Simon Canterville has been roaming his castle searching in vain for a brave descendant who will release him from the Canterville curse by performing a brave deed. An American family moves in and finds the ghost amusing, but a young girl in the family can release him - if she dares.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

26 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Кентървилският призрак See more »

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$420,000 (estimated)
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beautiful story
28 September 2007 | by CountVladDraculaSee all my reviews

This is a classic story in true Oscar Wilde wit and flair. It's both haunting and funny. It's a fairy tale for all ages. In this story a young American girl helps to free the tormented spirit that haunts an old English castle. It's very well written and a beautiful tale for all ages. It's too bad this wasn't the best adaptation.

The best adaptation of The Canterville ghost, in my opinion, has to be the version with Patrick Stewart as the ghost, it was made for television in 1996. Though set in the 1990s it's very true to the book. The worst adaptation of the Canterville ghost, in my opinion, is the version set in 1944. It had been turned into blatant war propaganda and was almost unrecognizable, it's plot having nearly nothing at all to do with the original story by Oscar Wilde, which is a true classic.


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