THE GHOST OF RASHMON HALL (1947)
(a.k.a. THE NIGHT COMES TOO SOON)
Article #859 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 7-22-2003
Posting Date: 12-19-2003
Directed by Denis Kavanagh
Featuring Valentine Dyall, Anne Howard, Alec Faversham
A couple buys a house that is haunted by ghosts.
Title check: At a certain point in this movie, they pronounce the name of the Hall, and it certainly doesn’t sound like ‘Rashmon’; the title of the house also appears as a word in a book, and it looked far too long to be ‘Rashmon’. Maybe they made a movie about the wrong ghost…
There’s some interesting twists that pop up in the story towards the end, and the painting that has characters appearing, moving and disappearing is an interesting touch, but overall, this is just another ghost story. It’s creaky, slow-moving, and not particularly scary, and I’ll probably forget all about it before another day passes. This one is for ghost movie completists.