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From Time to Time (2009)

A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, more than a century apart. When 13-year-old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.

Director:

Julian Fellowes

Writers:

Lucy M. Boston (novel), Julian Fellowes (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Etel ... Tolly
Timothy Spall ... Boggis
Maggie Smith ... Mrs Oldknow
Christopher Villiers ... Officer
Pauline Collins ... Mrs Tweedie
Eliza Bennett ... Susan (as Eliza Hope Bennett)
Rachel Bell ... Perkins
Dominic West ... Caxton
Carice van Houten ... Maria Oldknow
Douglas Booth ... Sefton
Jenny McCracken Jenny McCracken ... Mrs Gross
Christine Lohr Christine Lohr ... Mrs Robbins
Alan Charlesworth Alan Charlesworth ... Robert the Footman
Hugh Bonneville ... Captain Oldknow
Kwayedza Kureya Kwayedza Kureya ... Jacob
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Storyline

In 1940s England, thirteen year old Tolly is sent to Green Knowe, the country estate of his grandmother, while his mother searches for any information concerning his missing-in-action father. Tolly soon finds that he can pass through time to witness the family stories Grandmother Oldknow tells him. Traveling back to 1805, Tolly becomes caught up in the family scandals, secrets, and mysteries that still echo in his own time... Written by L. Hamre

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Unlock the Secrets of the Past.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and peril | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Através do Tempo See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,640
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The part of Mrs. Oldknow was written especially for Maggie Smith . See more »

Goofs

Modern concrete sleepers and rail fixings are seen during the scene at the railway station set in 1944. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Boggis: [late for picking the boy up from the railway station] I thought it came a quarter past. They said a quarter past.
Tolly: Well, they were wrong.
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Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 24 September 2010 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Walked In
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Virginia Verrill, John Hall, The Samuel Goldwyn Studio Orchestra
Courtesy of P.O.
Published by WB Music Corp (ASCAP) on behalf of George Gershwin Music and Ira Gershwin Music and Chapell & Co. (ASCAP)
Played on grammophone when the Christmas tree is being decorated
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Enchanting film
27 December 2010 | by rocknrelicsSee all my reviews

I caught this entirely by chance on TV here in the UK on Boxing Day, and was transfixed from start to finish.

Whilst I've never read the book, I do recall an earlier version of this on TV from back in the 80's, but I doubt if there could be a more definitive version than this, with a stellar cast, and superb cinematography, my only question is how such a good film can emerge with a whimper rather than a bang.

Of course I appreciate that a film like this isn't remotely 'trendy', but the art of good story telling never goes out of fashion.

No surprise to see that Julian Fellowes was behind this, it had much of the same grandeur (and cast members!) that were to be found in his huge TV success of 2010 'Downtown Abbey' I cannot recommend this film highly enough, for lovers of ghost stories, and historical films in general, the two odd hours whizz by.


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