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Beetlejuice (1988)
The Ghost Goes West (1936)
Ghosts of Berkeley Square (1947)
Topper (1937)
Topper Takes a Trip (1939)
Topper Returns (1941)


Sharon Knolle
Entertainment Writer
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From: Sheridan Collier <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 18:25:23 +0100
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Subject: Re: ghost protagonists?


The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947)
The Remarkable Andrew (1942)
Peter Ibbetson (1935)
Blithe Spirit (1945)


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Subject: ghost protagonists?


> I'm looking for early examples of the 'ghost protagonist' film.  By this I
mean something like "The 6th Sense" or "The Others," where the major
character(s), whose subjectivity we are meant to share, is a ghost.
>
> Some earlier examples might include "A Guy Named Joe," or to some extent
the 1940s version of "The Canterville Ghost," or Powell/Pressburger's "A
Matter of Life and Death."  I am also already aware of the play "Outward
Bound," its 1930 film version, and the 1944 remake as "Between Two Worlds."
>
> There are also numerous 'qualified ghost' films, in which a spirit is
granted a second chance, or a limited time frame to achieve a task on
earth-- "Here Comes Mr Jordan" Fritz Lang's "Liliom" and "Destiny."
>
> Any other suggestions would be appreciated--especially older ones.
>
> Andy Miller
> University of Missouri-Columbia
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