The Uninvited (1944)

The Uninvited (1944)

Director Lewis Allen

Writer Dodie Smith (screen play), Frank Partos (screen play), Dorothy Macardle (novel)

Genre Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Year 1944

Actors Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner

IMDB : 7.4 (7,141 votes)


Description A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.


  • mepica elpico 2017-03-04 18:38:25
    This movie will be shown on 3/18/17 on ME TV at 10:00 p.m. Pacific time, the show's name is Svengoolie.
  • JaCk 2016-12-23 19:37:07
    is this horror?it looks like a comedy to me...
  • theuninvited1944 2016-04-27 04:38:58
    This is the original trailer for the 1944 classic film of the supernatural,"The Uninvited". It was,and still is,one of the greatest ghost stories ever filmed. It has a magnificent cast-Ray Milland,Ruth Hussey,Donald Crisp,Cornelia Otis Skinner,and introduced to cinema audiences Gail Russell in her first starring role. This was the film that launched the young,nineteen year old starlet into movie stardom. The film also introduced film goers to Victor Young's famous song,"Stella By Starlight",which the film composer wrote especially for the character played by Gail Russell, Stella Meredith,and who is now forever associated with that song. If you wish to know more about Gail Russell,JC Publications has now published my biography of Gail Russell,"Fallen Star",and is now available on,and Barnes and Noble Booksellers.
  • epunum1 2016-04-18 01:20:28
    Beyond any doubt this is the best ghost story ever committed to film. The special effects were minimal but extremely well placed. The acting and filmography were exceptional. It didn't need CGI it used talent instead.
  • Barry I. Grauman 2015-09-18 20:20:21
    Also introduced the memorable song,. "Stella By Starlight".
  • Jeffrey Shuster 2015-09-08 17:56:12
    Criterion released a DVD and a Blu-ray of The Uninvited a couple of years ago.
  • windstorm1000 2015-04-18 02:48:37
    classic movie with a classic theme
  • Sesalz Sturgeon 2014-10-12 00:03:43
    Not seen it before, but Svengoolie has it lined up this evening.  After reading the reviews, I can't wait.
  • rj rampling 2014-10-09 19:57:13
    The best ghost story so far! Not at all cheesy . Can't get a copy of it anywhere . Although I do have it on vhs . Maybe I can get it transferred. By the way the doctor is played by Alan Napier, the original alfred the butler of batman fame
  • Wednesday Riding 2014-10-01 03:28:09
    Great trailer! :)
  • Marcel Van Hoek 2014-08-10 21:25:32
    Looks great!
  • LeviathanSpeaks1469 2014-06-25 21:41:00
    I played Commander Brooke in the play.... glad to have done it.....
  • overload81 2014-04-24 02:23:31
    i´ve seen this movie back then when i was 8 years old and it scared the shit out of me and to this day mary merediths cry gives me goosebumps!
  • biffyqueen 2013-10-31 11:53:04
    The Woman in Black (BBC version) outstrips them all
  • solidsnake58 2013-10-24 19:44:28
    Now (finally) available: The Uninvited (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
  • Conner Uno 2013-10-22 19:20:28
    Such a good movie
  • Dan K 2013-10-20 22:44:23
  • James Cushman 2013-10-20 14:38:11
    This week in fact!
  • Dan K 2013-10-11 02:20:14
  • DarthSmee 2013-08-22 23:26:02
    I hate it when people say The Haunting is the best ghost film ever made. The Uninvited and The Innocents out-do any ghost film by miles! Love this movie and so glad Criterion is giving this the HD treatment is deserves! British suspense FTW!

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