Roderick Fitzgerald (Ray Milland
) and his sister Pamela (Ruth Hussey
) move to a house on the English coast. Young Stella (Gail Russell
), who was born in the house, can't enter it without being terrorized by a malevolent ghostly presence. As Roderick and Pamela become more determined to uncover the secrets of Stella's past (as Roderick finds himself falling for her), the ghostly apparitions intensify, culminating in one terrifying night. Roderick, a composer, plays the movie's theme, the haunting "Stella by Starlight." The Uninvited
is a good old-fashioned ghost story.