The Canterville Ghost
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The Canterville Ghost -- Oscar Wilde fantasy updated to World War II finds American G.I.s quartered in an English castle inhabited by its 7-year-old heiress (Margaret O'Brien) and a 17th-century ghost (Charles Laughton) doomed by his cowardice to remain there until a kinsman (Robert Young) performs a brave deed on his behalf. Directed by Jules Dassin, the wartime American presence adds little to the sentimental amusement provided by the serious-minded little girl and the rougish antics of her cowardly ancestor. Mild comic menace and spooky fun. (A-I) (br) 1944
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