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Madame Arcati (Character)
from Blithe Spirit (1945)

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Blithe Spirit -- David Lean's delightful film version of Noël Coward's theater sensation stars Rex Harrison as a novelist who cheekily invites a medium to his house to conduct a séance, hoping the experience will inspire a book he's working on. Things go decidedly not as planned when she summons the spirit of his dead first wife, a severe inconvenience for his current one.

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Alternate Names:
Frulein Arcati / Miss Arcati / Mme Arcati


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  1. "Au théâtre ce soir"
        - Jeux d'esprit (1974) TV episode, Played by Madeleine Barbulée (as Mme Arcati)

  2. Vaimoni kummittelee (1968) (TV) Played by Rauha Rentola
  3. Blithe Spirit (1966) (TV) Played by Ruth Gordon
    ... aka "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Blithe Spirit (#16.2)" - USA (anthology series)
  4. Oh, diese Geister (1966) (TV) Played by Elisabeth Flickenschildt
  5. Geisterkomödie - Eine unwahrscheinliche Komödie (1965) (TV) Played by Fita Benkhoff (as Miss Arcati)
  6. "A Choice of Coward"
        - Blithe Spirit (1964) TV episode, Played by Hattie Jacques
  7. "ITV Play of the Week"
        - A Choice of Coward #2: Blithe Spirit (1964) TV episode, Played by Hattie Jacques
  8. Geisterkomödie (1962) (TV) Played by Ebba Johannsen

  9. Blithe Spirit (1956) (TV) Played by Mildred Natwick
  10. "Ford Star Jubilee"
        - Blithe Spirit (1956) TV episode, Played by Mildred Natwick

  11. Blithe Spirit (1948) (TV) Played by Beryl Measor
  12. Blithe Spirit (1946) (TV) Played by Estelle Winwood
  13. Blithe Spirit (1945) Played by Margaret Rutherford

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From Blithe Spirit (1945)
Violet Bradman: Can you foretell the future?
Madame Arcati: Certainly not. I disapprove of fortune-tellers most strongly.
Violet Bradman: Oh, really - why?
Madame Arcati: Too much guesswork and fake mixed up with it - even when the gift is genuine - and it only very occasionally is - you can't count on it.
Ruth Condomine: Why not?
Madame Arcati: Time again. Time is the reef upon which all our frail mystic ships are wrecked.
Ruth Condomine: You mean because it has never yet been proved that the past and the present and the future are not one and the same thing?
Madame Arcati: I long ago came to the conclusion that nothing has ever been definitely proved about anything.
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