The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)

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A hapless teacher named Will Lamb is hired by a grim school in Scotland. The school soon starts to be haunted by a legendary ghost, whose spectral bagpipes signal the death of one of the ... See full summary »


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15 May 2020 | Stevieboy666
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| Plenty of British stiff upper lip but sadly no ghost
Ealing comedy set in a boys boarding school located in an apparently haunted Scottish castle on the Isle of Skye. Two headmasters die in mysterious circumstances, is it murder or the work of an ancient ghost? I was looking forward to watching this, I had hoped for a good old spooky romp. Sadly there is very little of the supernatural, really just a creepy castle with a curse, which is well explained by John Laurie, whom I fondly remember from the BBC comedy "Dad's Army". Another familiar face to me in the cast was Charles Hawtrey, who appeared in many Carry On movies. Trouble is here he was a 26 year old playing a school boy, the rest of the "boys" look like they were in their 20's too. Like I have already said I wish the film had more spooky shenanigans and the humour did wear a little thin towards the end, so slightly disappointing for me, but still good fun.

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