It is about that time of year when we are reminded of things that go “bump” in the night – may I submit for your approval this 1944 suspenseful, romantic gem from director Lewis Allen.
This is an old-fashioned English ghost story where brother and sister (Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey) purchase a lovely home on the Cornish coast. They are more than happy when they discover the rock-bottom price for the home – what could possibly be wrong with it?
Enter Gail Russell, daughter of the seller (Donald Crisp), an ethereal beauty who has an equally seemingly otherworldly attachment to the house …
There is no mistaking, this film is beautifully shot – apparently the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences thought so too. Cinematographer Charles Lang received an Oscar nod for his black and white camera work.
Check out the trailer below: