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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 (Alex Etel) 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 (Dame Maggie Smith) tells him. Travelling 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was shot at Athlehampton House which was a very popular location for Doctor Who (1963) stories, most notably, season six, episodes twenty-three through twenty-eight, "The Seeds of Death". 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

Version of The Children of Green Knowe (1986) 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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Another Ghost story but lovely not scary.
28 November 2010 | by nav_sxSee all my reviews

"The Chimneys of Green Knowe" was very good book and adaptation of this book as movie was very wise decision,As the movie make justice with the book.I have seen many movies based on novels but this one is really amazing and honest to book.

The cinematography is beautiful,the acting is superb especially Maggie Smith(Linnet),Eliza Bennett(Susan) and Alex Etel(Tolly) have done a great job.Movie is a little slow in start but as soon it reaches in the middle you are bound to complete it.The director gave this movie a soft treatment.The music is not so well but it is not bad at all.

Finally If you are the fan of "The Green Knowe series" or just want to see a movie in your weekend go borrow the DVD as this a rare movie.


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