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Alexander Korda

The Ghost Goes West

A Scottish ghost is shipped to America along with his ancestral pile in René Clair’s charming film.

Image from The Ghost Goes West

UK 1935
Dir René Clair
With Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Elsa Lanchester, Eugene Pallette
82min
35mm
Certificate U

As producer, Korda consolidated his transatlantic success with this tale of a Scottish ghost shipped to America along with his ancestral pile. Appealing to the romantic notion of British heritage and nobility, the film is a paean to simpler times, with innovative French director René Clair contributing comic touches – delivered by the ever-charismatic Robert Donat, fresh from his success in The 39 Steps.

+ Workers and Jobs
UK 1935. 11min
A short about the work of the labour exchange.



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