The Canterville Ghost (1985 film)

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The Canterville Ghost
DVD cover of The Canterville Ghost (1985 film).jpg
DVD cover of The Canterville Ghost
Genre Family
Written by Oscar Wilde (story)
Directed by William F. Claxton
Starring Richard Kiley
Jenny Beck
Shelley Fabares
Barry Van Dyke
Mary Wickes
Theme music composer Misha Segal
Country of origin U.S.A.
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Joseph Maurer
Bradley Wigor
Producer(s) Sascha Schneider
Linda M. Trescony (associate producer)
Cinematography Sherman Kunkel
Editor(s) Ed Cotter
Running time 56 min.
Distributor Public Broadcasting Service
Disney Channel
Original release 1985

The Canterville Ghost is a 1985 American made-for-television fantasy-comedy film. This is one of many treatments based on the novella of Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost.


The ghost of Sir Simon Canterville has been roaming his castle for centuries. After demonstrating cowardice in life, he must find a brave descendant to obtain rest.


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