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A Ghost Story for Christmas: The Signalman

Lawrence Gordon Clark United Kingdom, 1976

Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Signalman

Perhaps the most rounded minature in this series of BBC-made Christmas ghost stories. The atmosphere of the misty moor and crackling fire (familiar tropes though they are) serve rather than subsume this tale of loss and inevitability. Elliot's subtle performance of bewilderment concealing knowledge is a treat.