The Ghost Goes West

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  • Comedy
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Only the obsessively cosmopolitan Korda could have put together this British film, with its French director, its American writer (Robert Sherwood) and its story from Punch about a Scottish castle transported to Florida along with its ghost. The result of this geographical pot-pourri is so silly that it's almost disarming - especially with the gracefully romantic Donat wandering about with his honey voice, kilt and bagpipes. But total delight is kept at bay by the obviousness of the satire on US habits, the obviousness of the sets, and the comparative waste of Clair's talents.

Release details

Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: René Clair
Screenwriter: Robert E Sherwood
Cast: Robert Donat
Jean Parker
Eugene Pallette
Elsa Lanchester
Everley Gregg
Hay Petrie
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