The Canterville Ghost


"The Canterville Ghost" 1944 Directed by
Jules Dassin 

Writing credits
Oscar Wilde  (story)
Edwin Blum 

Genre: Comedy

Plot Summary: 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?

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Laughton .... Sir Simon de Canterville/The Ghost
Robert Young .... Cuffy Williams
Margaret O'Brien .... Lady Jessica de Canterville
William Gargan .... Sergeant Benson
Reginald Owen .... Lord Canterville
Rags Ragland .... Big Harry
Una O'Connor .... Mrs. Umney
Donald Stuart .... Sir Valentine Williams
Elisabeth Risdon .... Mrs. Polverdine
Frank Faylen .... Lieutenant Kane
Lumsden Hare .... Mr. Potts
Mike Mazurki .... Metropolus
William Moss .... Hector
Bobby Readick .... Eddie
Marc Cramer .... Bugsy MacDougle
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Sound Mix: Western Electric Sound System
Certification: Finland:K-12