The Amazing Mr Blunden

  • Film
  • Family films
A fine adaptation of Antonia Barber's novel The Ghosts, which begins with a quiet nostalgia reminiscent of Jeffries' earlier The Railway Children: a cosy suburban house, a death, and then the miraculous translation of a widowed mother and her children to a cottage in the country. The translator is a friendly ghost (Naismith), and in the crumbling old mansion where their mother is now caretaker, James and Lucy are drawn into a strange adventure where they find themselves going back 100 years to save another brother and sister from being hounded to death for their money. Handled with that sense of enchanted stillness which is one of Jeffries' great gifts as a director, the apparitions, the apprehensions, and the atmosphere of brooding menace about the house are exquisitely done.

Release details

Duration: 99 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Lionel Jeffries
Screenwriter: Lionel Jeffries
Cast: Laurence Naismith
Lynne Frederick
Garry Miller
Rosalyn Landor
Marc Granger
Diana Dors
James Villiers
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Sara B

This is one of my all time favourite childhood films, I am actually really suprised that it has not been re-made, although I am sure that it would lose it's haunting quality if this were done. A superb film for all the family.

Sara B

This is one of my all time favourite childhood films, I am actually really suprised that it has not been re-made, although I am sure that it would lose it's haunting quality if this were done. A superb film for all the family.