Cast. Her expression of modern American culture surfaces when she immediately resorts to giving the ghost ’Doctor Dobell's tincture’, thinking he was screaming due to indigestion at the family's second encounter with the ghost. Ted Otis voiced by Mona Marshall. Principal Cast: Charles Laughton (Sir Simon de Canterville/The Ghost), Robert Young (Cuffy Williams), Margaret O'Brien (Lady Jessica de Canterville), William Gargan (Sgt. The Duke of Cheshire is a wealthy young English aristocrat who falls in love with, and eventually marries, Virginia Otis. The castle's most notable feature turns out ot be the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville, who died 400 years ago, visible only to Virginia Otis, 16, and her two younger brothers. Ned Otis voiced by Nancy Cartwright. Wilde mixes the macabre with comedy, juxtaposing devices from traditional English ghost stories such as creaking floorboards, clanking chains, and ancient prophecies. The Canterville Ghost is a 1985 American made-for-television fantasy-comedy film. SP. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde Originally from The Court and Soceity Review (1887-feb/mar) I WHEN, Mr. Hiram B. Otis, the American minister, bought Canterville Chase, every one told him he was doing a very foolish thing, as there was no doubt at all that the place was haunted. The Canterville Ghost, a 1988 animated television special. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. After demonstrating cowardice in life, he must find a brave descendant to obtain rest. Sir Patrick Stewart Sir Simon de Canterville. The Otis family witnesses reappearing bloodstains on the floor just by the fireplace, which are removed every time they appear in various colors. Disappointed with his first attempt to scare the family, he starts wondering what went wrong. A well-respected British cleric and intellectual. At first, none of the Otis family believe in ghosts, but shortly after they move in, none of them can deny the presence of Sir Simon de Canterville. They spend most of the story tormenting the ghost, and they do not seem to be afraid of him at all. It was remade as a TV movie of the same title in 1986 and again in 1996. The home of the Canterville Ghost was the ancient Canterville Chase, which has all the accoutrements of a traditional haunted house. Directed by Isabel Kleefeld. But, humorously, none of these scare the Otis family in the least. Get on-stage straight after the show and explore the world of Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost with one of our professional workshop leaders. The descendent of a ghost imprisoned for cowardice hopes to free the spirit by displaying courage when under duress. Sir Simon schemes, but even as his costumes become increasingly gruesome, his antics do nothing to scare his house guests, and the Otis beat him every time. All-audio, full length, not serial. Sir Simon Canterville was a 16th-century English aristocrat who lived at Canterville Chase, where he murdered his wife. He initially enjoyed his fame as the Canterville ghost, but after his unpleasant encounters with the Otis family, he begins to long for peaceful repose. Featured songs by Fiddler on the Roof songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.[6]. The most colorful character in the story is undoubtedly the ghost himself, Sir Simon, who goes about his duties with theatrical panache and flair. In collection. When Mrs. Otis notices a mysterious bloodstain on the floor, she simply replies that "She does not at all care for bloodstains in the living room". But none of them works with these pragmatic, unsentimental Americans. Simon (Sir Patrick Stewart) re-enacts a scene with Virginia from Hamlet where the title character is speaking with his father's ghost, who reveals he was slain by his own brother Claudius. Cast & Crew. According to The American Film Institute Catalog, "Among the many other adaptations of Oscar Wilde's story are the following television versions, all titled The Canterville Ghost :"[5], Sept.28, 1949 on ABC network, directed by Fred Carr and starring Wendy Barrie and Edward Ashley, 20 November 1950 on NBC network’s Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theatre, starring Cecil Parker and Margaret O'Brien, 12 April 1951, on the Du Mont network, directed by Frank Wisbar, starring Lois Hall, Reginald Sheffield and Bruce Lester, May 1953, Ziv TV’s syndicated version, directed by Sobey Martin, starring John Qualen and Connie Marshall, 9 November 1966, The Canterville Ghost, a 1966 ABC television musical that aired 2 November and featured Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Michael Redgrave. Was it a good reason to kill your wife if she was not a good cook and house keeper? Critic Reviews for The Canterville Ghost. GradeSaver "The Canterville Ghost Characters". Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates! This is one of many treatments based on Oscar Wilde's 1887 short story, "The Canterville Ghost. The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie 1996) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Click above to get your FREE audiobook + FREE select Audible Originals to start. The castle's most notable feature turns out ot be the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville, who died 400 years ago, visible only to Virginia Otis, 16, and her two younger brothers. With Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien, William Gargan. Descriptions of the wainscoting, the library panelled in black oak, and the armour in the hallway characterise the setting. The Canterville Ghost (1974), a made-for-TV film starring David Niven. BW-96m. The ghost reveals to Virginia the tragic tale of his wife, Lady Eleanor de Canterville. The Canterville Ghost study guide contains a biography of Oscar Wilde, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. On wishlist. 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Pam and Wendy, daughters of the new owners, attack the poor ghost with cans of hairspray and deodorant! He assumes a series of dramatic roles in his failed attempts to impress and terrify the Otis family, making it easy to imagine him as a comical character in a stage play. Free with Audible trial. Enter the Otis family – Yankee upstarts with thoroughly modern ideas. Mrs. Otis is given Wilde's highest praise when he says: "Indeed, in many respects, she was quite English....". For three centuries, the Canterville Ghost has been perfectly happy rattling chains, clanking armor and generally haunting Canterville. Used to own (not cataloged) Tags. He exposes his vulnerability during an encounter with Virginia, the Otis's beautiful and wise fifteen-year-old daughter. Mr. Otis says that he will take the furniture as well as the ghost at valuation. She comes to live at Canterville Chase along with her family, and is one of few characters to show sympathy to the ghost. She does weep for him and pray for him, and she disappears with Sir Simon through the wainscoting and goes with him to the Garden of Death and bids the ghost farewell. Mrs. Ulmney voiced by Kathleen Freeman. Show all Cast & Crew . Virginia is different from everyone else in the family, and Sir Simon recognizes this. It was the first of Wilde's stories to be published, appearing in two parts in The Court and Society Review, 23 February and 2 March 1887.[1]. Cast Charles Laughton Sir Simon de Canterville/The Ghost Robert Young Cuffy Williams Margaret O'Brien Lady Jessica de Canterville William Gargan Sgt. Jul 18, 2007. When Mrs. Umney, the housekeeper, informs Mrs. Otis that the bloodstain is indeed evidence of the ghost and cannot be removed, Washington Otis, the eldest son, suggests that the stain will be removed with Pinkerton's Champion Stain Remover and Paragon Detergent. It starred Charles Laughton as a ghost doomed to haunt an English castle and Robert Young as his American relative called upon to perform an act of bravery to redeem him. The Canterville Ghost, a 1985 television film starring Richard Kiley, on PBS. Soul stars Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey share how they contributed to each other's voice performances, and the real-life TV personalities who helped shape their comedic futures. Benson), Reginald Owen (Lord Canterville), Rags Ragland (Big Harry), Una O'Connor (Mrs. Umney), Frank Faylen (Lt. Kane), Mike Mazurki (Metropolus), Peter Lawford (Anthony de Canterville). During the course of the story, as narrated from Sir Simon's viewpoint, he tells us the complexity of the ghost's emotions: he sees himself brave, frightening, distressed, scared, and finally, depressed and weak. Despite the ghost's efforts to appear in the most gruesome guises, the family refuses to be frightened, and Sir Simon feels increasingly helpless and humiliated. Closed captioning. Then she reappears at midnight, through a panel in the wall, carrying jewels and news that Sir Simon has passed on to the next world and no longer resides in the house. Sir Simon de Canterville says that she must weep for him, for he has no tears; she must pray for him, for he has no faith; and then she must accompany him to the angel of death and beg for death upon Sir Simon. Washington is the eldest child of the Otis family. Get this audiobook free. The Canterville Ghost: A Full-Cast Audio Drama Bleak December (Author), Oscar Wilde (Author), Colin Baker (Narrator) Get Audible Free. The The Canterville Ghost Cast. EW. The Canterville Ghost and Gothic Literature, Read the Study Guide for The Canterville Ghost…, Victorian Gothic as Resistance in “The Canterville Ghost”, “To Let”, and “Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book”, View Wikipedia Entries for The Canterville Ghost…. A graphic novel version published by Classical Comics in 2010 adapted by Scottish writer Sean Michael Wilson, with art by Steve Bryant and Jason Millet. Mrs. Umney works as the housekeeper at Canterville Chase. Unlike the rest of her family, Virginia does not dismiss the ghost. Rate/Catalog. The Canterville Ghost is a 1944 fantasy/comedy film directed by Jules Dassin, loosely based on the 1887 short story of the same title by Oscar Wilde. She expresses an interest in joining the Psychical Society to help her understand the ghost. Cast. What are the differences between the Americans and the British in their reactions to the ghost? Angrily the ghost throws the bottle and runs into the corridor. SUBSCRIBE . Lord Canterville is an English aristocrat and the descendant of Sir Simon. "The Canterville Ghost" is a humorous short story by Oscar Wilde. Dec. 8, 2020 - June 30, 2021. Call the Box Office on 020 7645 0560 to join the waiting list. The Canterville Ghost a comedy by Oscar Wilde adapted for the stage & directed by John Hesselberg . The youngest Otis children are a set of twin boys who are never named in the story, instead referred to as "Stars and Stripes." I would say that would not be a good reason. She is initially employed by the Canterville family, but she continues to work there after the Otis family buys the property and moves in. $14.95/mo after 30 days. The voice cast has acclaimed ... says in a release that Toonz coming on board in this high-quality animated feature was the final piece in giving The Canterville Ghost … Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod / Jules Dassin: Release date: 28 July 1944: Runtime: 95 minutes: RYM Rating : 3.22 / 5.0. from 40 ratings Ranked #68 for 1944: Language: English: Genres Comedy, Haunted House. The Canterville Ghost (1944) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Trailer JustWatch. Wilde describes Mrs. Otis as "a very handsome middle-aged woman" who had been "a celebrated New York belle". Hiram Otis is a wealthy, middle-aged American man who purchases Canterville Chase in order to live there with his family. Plot. 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. The Otis family includes Mr. and Mrs. Otis, their eldest son Washington, their daughter Virginia, and the Otis twins. 1996 Directed by Sydney Macartney. The Canterville Ghost. He falls victim to tripwires, toy peashooters, butter slides, and falling buckets of water. This is a family show for everyone aged 7 and over. Especially as there's a ghost and a mysterious re-appearing bloodstain on the hearth. The ghost has the ability to change forms, so he taps into his repertoire of tricks. Sir Simon feels this is hardly fair, so he enlists the aid of some friends: Hester the Horrid, Lady Joan the Graveless, the Vampire Duchess, and other things that go bump in the night. Virginia Otis voiced by Susan Blu. The ghost of Sir Simon Canterville has been roaming his castle for centuries. Lucrecia Otis voiced by Janet Waldo. The Otis twins throw pillows on him and the ghost uses the fourth dimension of space to flee. An American family moves in and finds the ghost amusing, but a young girl in the family can release him - if she dares. Hiram B Otis voiced by Lewis Arquette. The story is about an American family who move to a castle haunted by the ghost of a dead English nobleman, who killed his wife and was then walled in and starved to death by his wife's brothers. The Canterville Ghost ; Where to watch. With Klaus J. Behrendt, Saskia Vester, Armin Rohde, Martin Kurz. 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