The Canterville Ghost (1986)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Comedy, Haunted House Film, Heaven-Can-Wait Fantasies  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG
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John Gielgud stars in this adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic ghost tale. Simon de Canterville (Gielgud) becomes trapped in his family's estate after he runs away instead of engaging in a duel with another man. After he dies, his ghost haunts the mansion; his soul cannot rest until his descendents restore the honor of the family name. A few centuries later, a family moves into the estate and are a bit unnerved to realize that they aren't the only ones living there.

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ghost, descendant, destiny, family, family-disapproval, family-embarrassment, haunted-castle, castle, genetics