The Woman in Black

Directed by Herbert Wise

Unavailable for many years, Kneale’s small-screen take on Susan Hill’s ghost story novella is a bewitching, potent late-career highlight that leaves the later Hammer film version for dust.

Directed by TV stalwart Herbert Wise (I, Claudius) and set in the mid 1920s, it follows junior London solicitor Arthur Kidd to a market town on the North East coast where he is charged with resolving the estate of the late Alice Drablow. Kidd’s experiences and discoveries at Drablow’s remote home of Eel Marsh House will go on to haunt him until the very end of his days.

Languages:
English

Duration:
128 minutes

Country of origin:
Great Britain

Year of production:
1989