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One of the most highly regarded haunted house films ever produced, Robert Wise's The Haunting (based on Shirley Jackson's novel The Haunting of Hill House) weaves the dark tale of a questionably sane young woman and a sinister house which holds a terrifying past. Invited to join anthropologist Dr. Markway (Richard Johnson), ESP expert Theodora (Claire Bloom), and probable heir to the estate Luke Sanderson (Russ Tamblyn) in order to dispel the near mythical tales that surround the house, unstable Eleanor Vance (Julie Harris) agrees to spend a few nights in the house following the death of her mother. As they slowly begin to discover, the horrific and seemingly unbelievable tales may hold more truth than the skeptical guests might have previously expected. With a seemingly unstoppable supernatural force lurking in every shadow, the probability of anyone escaping the evil clutch of the cursed mansion seems increasingly remote. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Robert Wise Best Director 1963 Nominee

Cast

Julie Harris
as Eleanor Vance
Claire Bloom
as Theodora
Richard Johnson
as Dr. John Markway
Russ Tamblyn
as Luke Sanderson
Lois Maxwell
as Grace Markway
Fay Compton
as Mrs. Sanderson
Mavis Villiers
as Landlady
Howard Lang
as Hugh Crain
Paul Maxwell
as Bud
Rosemary Dorken
as Companion
Diane Clare
as Carrie Fredericks
Amy Dalby
as Abigail at 80
Valentine Dyall
as Mr. Dudley
Susan Richards
as Nurse
Ronald Adam
as Eldridge Harper
Rosalie Crutchley
as Mrs. Dudley
Verina Greenlaw
as Dora

Crew

Robert Wise
Director
Robert Wise
Producer
Nelson Gidding
Screenwriter
Shirley Jackson
Book Author
Davis Boulton
Cinematographer
Humphrey Searle
Musical Direction/Supervision
Humphrey Searle
Composer (Music Score)
Ernest Walter
Editor
Denis Johnson
Associate Producer
Maude Churchill
Costume Designer
Mary Quant
Costume Designer
David Tomblin
First Assistant Director
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