Dominique (1978 film)

Dominique is a 1979 British film directed by Michael Anderson. The film is based on the 1948 short story What Beckoning Ghost by Harold Lawlor.[3]

Directed byMichael Anderson
Produced byAndrew Donally
Milton Subotsky
Written byEdward Abraham (writer)
Valerie Abraham (writer)
Harold Lawlor (story)
StarringCliff Robertson
Jean Simmons
Jenny Agutter
Simon Ward
Ron Moody
Music byDavid Whitaker
CinematographyTed Moore
Edited byRichard Best
Sword and Scorcery Productions
Release date
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget$1.2 million[1][2]

The film is also known as Dominique Is Dead (American reissue title and UK video title).


Greedy David Ballard (Cliff Robertson) wants to get the money of his wife Dominique (Jean Simmons), so he attempts to drive her insane. He succeeds and she hangs herself, only to come back to haunt him from the afterlife.



Filming started in September 1977 and lasted six weeks.[1]



  1. Ed. Allan Bryce, Amicus: The Studio That Dripped Blood, Stray Cat Publishing, 2000 p 159
  2. Childs, Mike; Jones, Alan (Spring 1978). "Dominique". p. 52. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  3. ""What Beckoning Ghost?" by Harold Lawlor, Weird Tales, July 1948".

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