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The Ghost Goes West [1935] [DVD]

Robert Donat , Jean Parker , Rene Clair    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette, Elsa Lanchester
  • Directors: Rene Clair
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Jan 2008
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000V6AER2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,584 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

A bankrupt Scottish heir is forced to sell his castle to an American couple who move it, brick by brick, back to Florida. But they hadn't bargained on the ancestral ghost who is not too keen on the move. Robert Donat stars.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest films of all time! 23 July 2000
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Robert Donat is in fine form in this classic comedy about a displaced ghost trying to keep ownership of his family's castle from straying to rivals of his clan.
The humour is quick witted and stylish, the acting first rate and the premise fantastic!
As they say - they don't make them like this anymore!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good clean entertainment 22 Mar 2010
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I had seen this film several times on television over the years & as soon as I saw it was available on DVD I had no hesitation in buying it.I won't go into the plot & spoil your enjoyment but they don't make films like this one today I'm sorry to say.The film stars Oscar winner Robert Donat who plays the two central characters brilliantly.This is a film the whole family can enjoy. It is light-hearted & the quality is excellent.There is no swearing to spoil the film. I must admit, it will appeal more to the older generation, but I do feel that anyone who watches this film will not be disappointed.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, despite technical inadequacies. 17 May 2008
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Alas! If this old charmer has been on your "once seen never forgotten' list, and you hope that remastering will bring it to you in improved quality, then you'll be disappointed. I didn't expect anything could be done to improve the stagey, static camera work, but I had hoped for improvement in the sound track. Ah, well, if you can get past these inadequacies, there is much to enjoy. It has an engaging story-line with similarities to Oscar Wilde's "The Canterville Ghost". René Clair, Alexander Korda and Mischa Spoliansky contribute in various ways, and Robert Donat in kilts, sporrans, ghillies, cloaks and broached berets makes a credible Scot and an endearing, re-locating ghost.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic 7 July 2011
This is the first film I can ever remember seeing, so obviously it holds a certain amount of nostalgia for me, as Im sure it does for many others. However, when I bought the dvd I wasnt sure whether the film would be as good as I remembered, or if it would have been better to have left it alone.

I neednt have worried. This is a classic and it has lost none of its charm. Sure there are a few creaks here and there...the film quality isnt the best and at times the sound could be better, but for a film that is nearly 80 years old I think you can forgive a few wrinkles.

It's a gentle comedy, perhaps not for youngsters who are used to fast paced modern films, but I think that everyone should see this film at least once.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love The Ghost Goes West 14 July 2013
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I've always loved this film, made by the great Rene Clair with an excellent cast including Robert Donat and Eugene Pallette and a great ensemble of character actors. It's very funny and romantic – just wonderfully innocent 1930's film-making. This 'transfer print' has not been re-mastered and the sound varies in volume a little across the piece, but, for me, this just adds to the atmosphere.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice film in need of restoration 5 Jun 2012
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This is a nice film I have loved to see since a kid, but I have only given it a 4star because of the condition of the print used. I don't believe this print is much better or worse than the any number of times it has been aired on TV, but it is in quite a shocking state now. This is a well known and loved film and with so many less well known films, and some real odd ball stuff, getting the treatment I think it's long over due that The Ghost Goes West does too. Perhaps they could set up a sponsor it site that fans could donate or campaign that it gets fully restored. You only need look at You Tube to see what can be done with didgital restoration.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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The movie is ok, but the region 2 is not complete.

Een mooie film maar de regio 2 is niet compleet..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good film 23 Aug 2013
By Ken
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I remember this from years ago Robert Donat was a good actor he made i think 20 films undoubted acting ability he dominated British cinema for many years. He was a big box office draw and my mum loved him. Donat suffered from chronic asthma which may account for his mellow voice. this film is not as good as the 39 Steps but still a great film he was only 53 when he died.
Still a film that is good entertainment and one to buy .
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very silly but one of my husbands favourite old films.
Published 3 days ago by hilsr
5.0 out of 5 stars The ghost goes west
Great film been trying to locate it for quite a few years now was really good to see it again just as good as I remember it
Published 1 month ago by N j mac
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny film
one of the best old films always wanted to get it, but forgot the name so I searched the Amazon site and found it. If you love old films this is one you may like. Read more
Published 14 months ago by readalot
3.0 out of 5 stars Robert Donat at his best
Robert Donat is head and shoulders above the rest in this (now) old fashioned film. It is slow moving and requires a good bit of editing but is typical of the 1930 especially with... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Oranmhor
5.0 out of 5 stars Scotland as it never was - but hugely entertaining
The story of an American millionaire buying a Scottish castle and transporting it across the Atlantic, stone by stone. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Dr. James Wilkie
1.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment
I remember watching this film when I was a child and that it was a treat. Alas ! It seems that I am no longer the starry-eyed little girl who could watch anything and be delighted. Read more
Published on 17 Jan 2011 by L. Colletter Gael Ric
3.0 out of 5 stars Ghost for Sale
Like so many Alexander Korda productions, The Ghost Goes West (rather appropriately retitled Ghost for Sale in France) is one of those curious films that never makes nearly enough... Read more
Published on 22 Oct 2009 by Trevor Willsmer
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