The dashing and talented Robert Donat, possibly the best British actor of his day, brings his trademark elegance and wit to this humorous ghost story which begins in the misty Scottish Highlands and then moves across the Atlantic to America. Donat plays a dual role in the film as Donald Glourie, the debt-ridden owner of a Scottish castle, who shares his run-down home with the eighteenth-century ghost of Murdoch Glourie (also Robert Donat), whose soul is doomed to get no rest until he takes revenge on the rival clan of the Maclaggans to settle an ancient feud. To clear his debts, Donald sells the castle, complete with ghost, shipped over to Florida and Donald goes along to oversee the job. The ghost wreaks havoc with the castle's new owners and causes endless complications. The results are hilariously funny and triumphantly entertaining, making the film one of Korda's greatest successes.
- Very funny Ghost-story
A Scottish nobleman in the 18th century gets accidentally killed after his family name had been insulted by another family clan.Until he can redeem his family's honor he must remain a ghost in his castle.Two centuries later his ancestor sells the castle to an American businessman,who moves it to the States stone by stone.The Ghost follows....
A very funny movie fantasy with a charming performance by Robert Donat in a dual role.Eugene Pallette as the american businessman turns in a hysterically funny performance.The contrast between Scots and Americans are used for maximum effect.
Director: René Clair
Writers: René Clair, Eric Keown (story)
cast: Robert Donat .... Murdoch Glourie/Donald Glourie
Jean Parker .... Peggy Martin
Eugene Pallette .... Joseph J. Martin
Elsa Lanchester .... Miss Shepperton
Ralph Bunker .... Ed Bigelow
Patricia Hilliard .... Shepherdess
Everley Gregg .... Mrs. Gladys Martin
Morton Selten .... The (Gavin) Glourie.
Runtime: 78 min
Black and White
video condition: This film shows its age. The original black and white print has faded.