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A Place of Ones Own

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Director  Bernard Knowles
Music director  Hubert Bath
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Country  United Kingdom
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Cinematography  Stephen Dade
Language  English
A Place of Ones Own movie poster
Writer  Osbert Sitwell, Brock Williams
Release date  1945 (1945)
Cast  Margaret Lockwood (Annette Allenby), James Mason (Henry Smedhurst), Barbara Mullen (Emilie Smedhurst), Dennis Price (Dr. Robert Selbie), Helen Haye (Florence Manning-Tutthorn), Michael Shepley (Alistair Manning-Tutthorn)
Similar movies  Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Clue, Burnt Offerings, Darker Than Night, The Beast with Five Fingers, And Now The Screaming Starts

Henry (James Mason) and Emilie Smedhurst (Barbara Mullen) are an older couple who have been successful in business and are nearing retirement. They buy a dilapidated mansion that has been vacant for 40 years, intending to renovate. However, soon after the Smedhursts move in, they hear that the house is haunted. They dismiss the theory until their young guest, Annette Allenby (Margaret Lockwood), is possessed by the spirit of a murdered invalid on an eternal quest for retribution.

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A Place of Ones Own movie scenes A PLACE OF ONE S OWN features James Mason as an elderly retiree who buys a large estate in the English countryside called Bellingham House

A Place of Ones Own (1945) is a British film directed by Bernard Knowles. An atmospheric ghost story based on the novel by Osbert Sitwell, it stars James Mason, Barbara Mullen, Margaret Lockwood, Dennis Price and Dulcie Gray. Mason and Mullen are artificially aged to play the old couple. It was one of the cycle of Gainsborough Melodramas.

A Place of Ones Own movie scenes A PLACE OF ONE S OWN features James Mason as an elderly retiree who buys a large estate in the English countryside called Bellingham House

An elderly couple move into an old, supposedly haunted abandoned house. A young girl comes to live with the pair as a companion for the wife. However, soon the girl is possessed by the spirit of another girl, a wealthy woman who had once lived in the house but who had been murdered there.

Plot

(The plot summary is copied verbatim from the website "Britmovie".)

A Place of Ones Own movie scenes A PLACE OF ONE S OWN features James Mason as an elderly retiree who buys a large estate in the English countryside called Bellingham House

Mr and Mrs Smedhurst (James Mason and Barbara Mullen) are a business couple wanting to retire. They find a mansion in the country, Bellingham House, at a bargain price. They move in along with their servants and soon learn the house is supposedly haunted – but Mr Smedhurst in particular is sceptical of the paranormal myth. They invite a young companion, Annette (Margaret Lockwood), to join them but within days of arriving she steadily begins hearing strange voices. The new owners learn that a young invalid girl was believed to have been murdered 40 years previously in the house – and their preconceptions of the supernatural are challenged.

When the spirit of the murdered girl possesses Annette, her health declines drastically and soon she’s at deaths door. A young doctor, Dr Selbie (Dennis Price), has fallen deeply in love with Annette and attempts to cure her but to no avail. In a state of delirium, Annette calls for old Dr Marsham (Ernest Thesiger), the GP who had attended to the dead girl 40 years earlier.

Similar Movies

James Mason and Margaret Lockwood appear in A Place of Ones Own and The Man in Grey. Margaret Lockwood appears in A Place of Ones Own and Night Train to Munich. Haunted (1995). James Mason and Margaret Lockwood appear in A Place of Ones Own and The Wicked Lady. The Skeptic (2009).

Cast

  • Margaret Lockwood as Annette
  • James Mason as Mr. Smedhurst
  • Barbara Mullen as Mrs. Smedhurst
  • Dennis Price as Dr. Selbie
  • Helen Haye as Mrs. Manning-Tutthorn
  • Michael Shepley as Major Manning-Tutthorn
  • Dulcie Gray as Sarah
  • Moore Marriott as George
  • O. B. Clarence as Perkins
  • Helen Goss as Rosie, the Barmaid
  • Edie Martin as Cook
  • Gus McNaughton as Police Constable Hargreaves
  • Muriel George as Nurse
  • John Turnbull as Sir Roland Jervis
  • Ernest Thesiger as Dr. Richard Marsham
  • Henry B. Longhurst as Inspector
  • Aubrey Mallalieu as Canon Mowbray
  • References

    A Place of Ones Own Wikipedia
    A Place of Ones Own IMDbA Place of Ones Own themoviedb.org


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