Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy
Charles (Sir Rex Harrison) and his second wife, Ruth (Constance Cummings), are haunted by the spirit of his first wife, Elvira (Kay Hammond). Medium Madame Arcati (Dame Margaret Rutherford) tries to help things out by contacting the ghost.
Although it received positive critical reviews, this movie was a box-office failure on both sides of the Atlantic, but is now widely regarded as a classic.
words on a Victorian sampler:
"When we are young / We read and believe / The most fantastic things. / When we are older / We learn with regret / That these things cannot be"
Narrator: We are quite, quite wrong!
After the séance when Elvira first appears, she flops onto the settee by the fire. As her dress billows you can see where the green ghostly make up ends half way up her leg, showing normal skin above the make up line.
Opening credits: When we are young We read and believe The most Fanastic Things
When we grow older and wiser We learn, with perhaps a little regret, That these things can never be.
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