The Haunting

1963

Robert Wise
Director
MGM
Production Company

Four people investigate a haunted house.

Intelligent ghost story and psychiatric case study all in one. Low key by todays standards and the character of Eleanor is fairly annoying unfortunately but I defy all the hairs on the nape of your neck to remain seated during the performance.

Filmed in England and if you pay attention when Eleanor first drives her car you can espy a British Bobby in the background.

The 1999 remake is very badly bungled despite production design to die for.



18th September 1963
Cinema






29th September 2003
DVD



107 mins
2.40:1


26th April 2005
DVD



112 mins





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Julie Harris
Eleanor
Claire Bloom
Theo
Richard Johnson
Dr. Markway
Russ Tamblyn
Luke Sannerson
Fay Compton
Mrs. Sannerson
Rosalie Crutchley
Mrs. Dudley
Lois Maxwell
Grace Markway
Valentine Dyall
Mr Dudley
Diane Clare
Carrie Fredericks
Ronald Adam
Eldridge Harper
Pamela Buckley
First Mrs. Crain
Howard Lang
Hugh Crain
Janet Mansell
Abigail Crain - Age 6
Susan Richards
Nurse
Frieda Knorr
Second Mrs. Crain
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Abigail - Age 30 ish
Rosemary Dorken
Abigail Crain's Nurse-Companion
Amy Dalby
Abigail Crain - Age 80
Paul Maxwell
Bud
Verina Greenlaw
Dora Fredericks
Claude Jones
Garage Attendant
Mavis Villiers
Landlady (deleted scene)
Miss Wong
Tretchikoff Painting