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Watch: ‘The Uninvited’ Was a Creepy Dysfunctional Family Ghost Tale

Watch: 'The Uninvited' Was a Creepy Dysfunctional Family Ghost Tale

Directed by Lewis Allen, this elegant ghost story from 1944 is a consistently creepy yet surprisingly moving study of a dysfunctional family whose problems extend into the afterlife. Ray Milland is the skeptical but good-humored leading man and sad-eyed Gail Russell plays the troubled young woman whose mother may (or may not be) haunting her. Stella By Starlight, written especially for this film, went on to become a jazz standard, even showing up as the theme song for The Nutty Professor in 1963.

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