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Mar 14, 2010

The Uninvited

A good ghost story is hard to find, especially a good b-w movie. It sets a nice ambiance when I am folding laundry away on a Saturday night. The Uninvited is good old fashioned ghost story that takes place in England.

The movie was made in 1944, stars Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey and Gail Russell. It is about a city bred brother and sister who falls in love with a vacant house by the sea and buys it on a whim. They not only inherit the property but also a couple of ghosts thrown in for some haunting fun.

All the actors who were in this movie are dead and gone by now, the last to go was Ruth Hussey in 2005. Like the Sue Thompson song of the sixties, which goes like "Sad movies always make me cry,", black and white movies from yesteryears always make sad, even the happy ones. All those actors, young and radiant once, gone dust to dust, ashes to ashes, no ghosts haunt us, it is all just recycling of carbon.