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Canterville Ghost

-- Synopsis:
     Based on Oscar Wilde 1887 story of the " The Canterville Ghost." This is the story of how Sir. Simon de Canterville (Charles Laughton) through an act of cowardice is walled up in a room of his castle in the 1600's and is doomed to walk the face of the earth for all eternity unless a relative can commit an act of bravery to lift the curse from him. Moving on a few centuries arriving in 1944 where the castle is occupied by visiting soldiers involved in W.W.II (WWII) and low and behold Cuffy Williams (Robert Young) appears in the castle who also is a distant relative and is who he selects to relieve him of his fate.

Sir. Simon first tries to scare and then win over his cynical relative to help him.

* Features:

     There is very little dancing in this film, although it is a warm, fun and very good film for the whole family, especially during Xmas or Halloween. The Jitterbug scene at the end of the movie supposedly has Dean Collins doing a Jitterbug / Lindy at the end of the film with Margaret O'Brien (It really doesn't look or dance like him tho.) Shows some footwork / Rubberlegging, Boogie Backs, Truckin, etcetera. Also has two males Jitterbugging for fun.

Canterville Ghost 1 Canterville Ghost - O'Brien dances on his feet Canterville Ghost - Two Guys dance Canterville Ghost - Supposedly Dean and O'Brien

More Film Information below





1944 Warner Brothers Jules Dassin, Norman Z. McLeod


Country Made:



96 minutes USA English Black and White


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Comedy n/a Jitterbug / Lindy Hop Good

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Margaret O'Brien Jack Donahue Charles Laughton
  ?Dean Collins? Margaret O'Brien
    Peter Lawford
    Rags Ragland
    Robert Young
    William Gargan

Dances performed in this film   

Special Dance Interest

the Jitterbug n/a n/a Jitterbug
the Lindy Hop    Child/ Adult Swing dance (Cute)
    Two Guys dance together

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