The Canterville Ghost



Actors: John Gielgud, Ted Wass, Andrea Marcovicci, Alyssa Milano, Jeff Harding
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: George Zateslo, Oscar Wilde
Producers: Irwin Meyer, Patrick Dromgoole, Peter Graham Scott, Rodney Sheldon
Format: Color, NTSC

Harry Canterville, who's spent most of his life in America, returns with his new wife and daughter to take up his inheritance of Canterville Castle. They find that it is haunted by the spirit of a disgraced ancestor, Sir Simon de Canterville, doomed to remain on the estate after the death of his wife, who cursed him for the death of their daughter, which he caused by failing to maintain a bridge.

Despite the eccentric relatives who will not enter the castle and the gloomy predictions of Mr. and Mrs. Umney, Harry is determined to stay for at least three months, after which he can take full possession and then sell the castle to a property developer.

His daughter befriends the ghost and persuades him to meet her father. They learn that Sir Simon can only escape when a little girl's tears persuade the Angel of Death to release him. Despite the risks, she does so and Sir Simon is released from the curse.