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The Uninvited

Lewis Allen

 
The Uninvited (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 1944
  • 99 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.37:1
  • English
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  • Spine #677

A pair of siblings from London (Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey) purchase a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price—and soon they’re caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. Rich in atmosphere, The Uninvited, directed by Lewis Allen, was groundbreaking for the seriousness with which it treated the haunted-house genre, and it remains an elegant and eerie experience, featuring a classic score by Victor Young. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night—this gothic Hollywood classic has it all.

Cast

Roderick FitzgeraldRay Milland
Pamela FitzgeraldRuth Hussey
Commander BeechDonald Crisp
Miss Holloway Cornelia Otis Skinner
Miss Bird Dorothy Stickney
Lizzie Flynn Barbara Everest
Dr. Scott Alan Napier
Stella Meredith Gail Russell

Credits

DirectorLewis Allen
Associate producerCharles Brackett
ScreenplayDodie Smith and Frank Partos
Based on the novel byDorothy Macardle
Director of photographyCharles Lang Jr.
Music scoreVictor Young
Edited byDoane Harrison
Art directionHans Dreier and Ernst Fegté
Process photographyFarciot Edouart and A.S.C.
CostumesEdith Head
Makeup artistWally Westmore
Sound recordingHugo Grenzbach and John Cope
Set decorationStephen Seymour

Disc Features

  • New 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New visual essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda
  • Two radio adaptations, from 1944 and 1949, both starring Ray Milland
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme and a 1997 interview with director Lewis Allen

    New cover by Sam Weber

Film Essays

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The Uninvited: Spirits by Starlight

By Farran Smith NehmeOctober 22, 2013

This delicately creepy Hollywood horror movie lives up to its reputation as a classic of the . . . Read more »

Interviews

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An Interview with Lewis Allen

By Tom WeaverOctober 29, 2013

In this 1997 interview, the British-born Hollywood director talks about his early career and . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries

Sketching The Uninvited

October 22, 2013


Film Essays

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The Uninvited: Spirits by Starlight

By Farran Smith NehmeOctober 22, 2013

This delicately creepy Hollywood horror movie lives up to its reputation as a classic of the . . . Read more »