The Canterville Ghost

Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Production: Warner Home Video
 
IMDB:
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes:
83%
PASSED
Year:
1944
95 min
71 Views

"THE CANTERVILLE GHOST.

"UNIVERSALLY RENOWNED

AS THE MOST FEARSOME

IS THE NOTORIOUS GHOS "OF SIR SIMON DE CANTERVILLE.

"THIS REMARKABLE APPARITION

HAS MANIFESTED ITSELF

"IN A SPECTACULAR VARIETY

OF FORMS AND GUISES,

"EACH MORE AWE-INSPIRING

THAN THE OTHER,

"EXHIBITING THE SAME FLAIR

FOR THE THEATRICAL

"THAT REPUTEDLY CHARACTERIZED

SIR SIMON HIMSELF.

"THE ORIGIN OF THIS APPARITION,

SO LEGEND HAS IT,

DATES FROM A FATEFUL STAG HUN IN THE YEAR 1634... "

OUT OF THE WAY.

BELLMAN! BUGLER!

THRUST-HO,

SIR VALENTINE.

OW!

ANTHONY DE CANTERVILLE!

ANTHONY, WHAT HAVE I

DONE TO THEE?

IT'S MY ARM,

SIR VALENTINE.

THANK HEAVENS:

'TIS BUT THINE ARM.

WHY HIDEST THOU:

IN THE BRUSH:

LIKE A RABBIT?

I- I WAS PLUCKING

BLUEBELLS.

HA HA HA!

HA HA HA!

BLUEBELLS?

A MANFUL PURSUI FOR A CANTERVILLE

IN THE HUNTING SEASON?

MORE MANFUL THAN YOU WOULD

IMAGINE, SIR VALENTINE.

METHINKS 'TWAS

THE WRONG STAG:

WE FLUSHED.

MY BRIDE-TO-BE!

ELEANOR?

ELEANOR!

HOW COULDST THOU,

ELEANOR?

THOU ART PROMISED

TO ME.

PROMISED TO THEE

NO LONGER, SIR VALENTINE.

SHE WAS WED TO ME

AT YESTEREVE.

WED?

THOU DARE STEAL HER

FROM ME:

KNOWING:

SHE WAS PLEDGED?

YEA.

I SHALL EXPECT SATISFACTION

FROM THEE, SIR,

AT BOLTON MANOR:

WITHIN THE HOUR.

ANTHONY!

THOU WOULDST NO BE SO BOLD, SIR VALENTINE,

WERE I POSSESSED

OF MY GOOD RIGHT ARM.

HA HA HA!

A PRETTY EXCUSE:

TO SNIVEL OUT OF IT.

SIMON!

MY BROTHER WILL:

GIVE THEE SATISFACTION.

SIMON, THE HONOR

OF THE CANTERVILLES

HAS BEEN QUESTIONED.

WHAT?

WHEREFORE DOST THY DAGGER

REEK WITH HIS BLOOD?

MY SWORD ARM IS PIERCED

TO THE BONE.

TAKE THOU MY SIGNET RING

AND FIGHT IN MY STEAD.

WHO? ME?

WHO ELSE?

COME, COME, SIMON,

PICK UP THE GAUNTLE AND FLING IT IN HIS FACE.

WHOSE FACE?

SIR VALENTINE'S.

OH.

GIVE ME THY RING.

BUT 'TWAS ANTHONY

WHO RAN OFF WITH MY BETROTHED.

HE DANCED.

HE SHOULD PAY:

THE PIPER.

A CANTERVILLE:

HAS BEEN SLIGHTED.

AND BY ONE:

OF AN UPSTART BROOD,

HONORED SCARCE:

200 YEARS.

I CHOOSE THE WEAPON

OF CHIVALRY-

THE LANCE.

THE LANCE?

YEA.

I'LL TEACH THEE

A KINSMAN IS A KINSMAN.

WHAT KEEPS:

THE POPINJAY?

MY GAUNTLETS,

DUNDERHEAD.

BY HEREWARD THE WAKE,

I'LL PIN HIM ON MY LANCE

LIKE A CAPON ON A SPIT.

THERE HE IS, SIR.

HMM?

THERE, SIR.

WHERE IS THINE ARMOR,

VALENTINE?

ALACK, SIR SIMON, I SUFFERED

THE MOST DREADFUL MISHAP.

HA HA HA!

SO I FELT OBLIGED

TO GIVE WAY TO MY COUSIN,

THE BOLD SIR GUY.

SHALL WE BE ON:

WITH THE MERRIMENT,

MY NOBLE MARSHAL?

BUT FAITH, VALENTINE,

IT WAS YOU-

AH, A KINSMAN

IS A KINSMAN.

SOUND THE ORDER:

OF COMBAT.

MAY THE RIGHT PREVAIL.

SIR SIMON!

HE'S BREAKING OFF.

COWARD!

AFTER HIM, SIR GUY!

FETCH HIM BACK:

ON YOUR LANCE!

AYE! HARPOON HIM!

HOIST HIM HIGH!

POLTROON!

I TELL THEE:

'TIS NO DISGRACE, MY SON.

BE THANKFUL THOU HAS A BROTHER TO WEAR THY SIGNET,

AND SUCH:

A CHIVALROUS BROTHER.

I RECALL THE DAY I WORE

MY BROTHER EDWARD'S SIGNE BEFORE GOOD QUEEN BESS.

UNHORSED SIX MEN IN A SINGLE

HOUR IN THIS VERY ARMOR.

BY SAINT PETER:

OF THE FETTERS.

SIMON MUST GO A LONG WAY

TO EXCEL THAT!

WHERE IS HE?

WHO?

THAT LILY-LIVERED

SON OF YOURS:

WHO SKITTERED OFF

IN TERROR BEFORE THE LANCE.

COWARDICE? IN ONE

WHO BEARS ON HIS NECK

THE BIRTHMARK OF THE

CANTERVILLES? HA! PREPOSTEROUS!

OOH, IS IT?

HA HA!

THEN WHAT MIGHT BE LURKING

IN YON ALCOVE?

A FAT QUAIL, PERCHANCE?

NO SON OF MINE:

COWERS IN ANY ALCOVE.

NO? THEN MILORD

CAN ASSUREDLY:

HAVE NO OBJECTION

TO THE SEALING UP

OF THE DOOR:

WITH:

STONE AND MORTAR.

I MOST CERTAINLY CAN!

I'VE TOO GREAT A REGARD

FOR MY HOUSE.

FOR YOUR HOUSE,

MILORD,

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Edwin Blum

Edwin Harvey Blum (2 August 1906 – 2 May 1995) was an American screenwriter.He was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey and died in Santa Monica, California. Films written by Blum include Stalag 17, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Gung Ho. more…

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