WriterSy Gomberg (adaptation), Rick Mittleman (adaptation), Sy Gomberg CastDick O'Neill (General Eulace C. Buxley), Victor French (Sergeant Major Cheater B. Sweet), Louise Latham (Bettina Buxley) Production designJohn B. Mansbridge, Ward Preston Similar moviesRelated Bruce Bilson movies
"The Ghosts of Buxley Hall" is a 1980 two-part episode of Disney's Wonderful World starring Dick O'Neill, Victor French, Louise Latham and Monte Markham which originally aired on NBC on December 21 and 28, 1980.
"The Ghosts of Buxley Hall" was filmed on location at Banning House in the Wilmington section of Los Angeles, California.
When the 100-year-old Buxley Military Academy falls on hard financial times and is forced to merge with a school for girls, the academy's resident ghosts (Dick O'Neill, Victor French and Louise Latham) are aggrieved and aroused from their sleep to seek justice. Outraged by this disrespect of tradition, the spirits are further appalled by a modern world of equal rights for women and rock 'n' roll, as well as the dishonest designs a wealthy matron (Ruta Lee) has for the school. The ghost trio declares war on the living who are involved in their own battle of the sexes.
"The Ghosts of Buxley Hall" was released on VHS by Walt Disney Home Video in the 1980s. On September 18, 2012, it was released as a Disney Movie Club exclusive DVD, available only to club members for mail or online ordering.
Turner Classic Movies showing
Turner Classic Movies presented "The Ghosts of Buxley Hall" on October 29, 2015 as part of its "salute to Disney Treasures" combined with a "salute to Halloween". Shown before The Ghosts of Buxley Hall were 1933's The Three Little Pigs, 1934's The Big Bad Wolf, 1936's Three Little Wolves, 1949's The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, 1937's The Old Mill, 1956's "The Plausible Impossible", 1975's Escape to Witch Mountain, 1937's Lonesome Ghosts, 1984's Frankenweenie and 1986's Mr. Boogedy. Following "The Ghosts of Buxley Hall", the Disney-Halloween salute concluded with 1978's Return from Witch Mountain.