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The Haunting (18-Sep-1963)

Director: Robert Wise

Writer: Nelson Gidding

From novel: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Music Composed and Conducted by: Humphrey Searle

Producer: Robert Wise

Keywords: Horror, Ghost, Haunted House

Four guests are invited to stay at Hill House overnight, a mansion with a lengthy history of violence. Director Robert Wise manages to scare with that which is not seen, but is both startling and eerie. Character study concentrates on Eleanor, uncertain how to readjust to her new status after the death of her stifling mother. Best haunted house film ever produced; remade as the much-inferior The Haunting (1999). Wise received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Claire Bloom
Actor
15-Feb-1931   Crimes and Misdemeanors
Julie Harris
Actor
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Richard Johnson
Actor
30-Jul-1927   Treasure Island
Lois Maxwell
Actor
14-Feb-1927 29-Sep-2007 Miss Moneypenny
Russ Tamblyn
Actor
30-Dec-1934   Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

CAST

Starring
Julie Harris   ...   Eleanor Lance ("Nell")
Claire Bloom   ...   Theodora
Richard Johnson   ...   Dr. John Markway
Russ Tamblyn   ...   Luke Sanderson
with
Fay Compton   ...   Mrs. Sanderson
Rosalie Crutchley   ...   Mrs. Dudley
Lois Maxwell   ...   Grace Markway
Valentine Dyall   ...   Mr. Dudley
Diane Clare   ...   Carrie Fredericks
Ronald Adam   ...   Eldridge Harper

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