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The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968–1970)

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Lovely young widow Carolyn Muir, her two young children, and the maid discover that the New England seaside house they've moved into is haunted by the former owner -- an old salt named ... See full summary »


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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
 Carolyn Muir (50 episodes, 1968-1970)
 Capt. Daniel Gregg / ... (50 episodes, 1968-1970)
 Martha Grant (50 episodes, 1968-1970)
Harlen Carraher ...
 Jonathan Muir (50 episodes, 1968-1970)
Kellie Flanagan ...
 Candice Muir (50 episodes, 1968-1970)
Scruffy ...
 Scruffy (50 episodes, 1968-1970)
 Claymore Gregg (46 episodes, 1968-1970)


Lovely young widow Carolyn Muir, her two young children, and the maid discover that the New England seaside house they've moved into is haunted by the former owner -- an old salt named Captain Daniel Gregg. Gregg at first resists this intrusion, but he develops a ghostly love for his uninvited guest. Written by Christina Dunigan <minstrel@wf.net>

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Release Date:

21 September 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Geist und Mrs. Muir  »

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(50 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Gull Cottage" is located in Santa Barbara. It is quite a bit inland and does not overlook the ocean. Clever editing made it seem that it did. See more »


In the opening credits Scruffy's spot is on the wrong side. See more »


Featured in Penny Dreadful (2005) See more »

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Leisurely laughs in the "Bewitched" vein...
10 August 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Pretty widow, her twinkling kids and brash housekeeper (and yapping dog, Scruffy) move into haunted Gull Cottage on Schooner's Bay. The ghost (a salty sea captain with a penchant for hard-shelled sentimentality) grudgingly befriends the glowing Mrs. Muir, and also appears to the kids from time to time and landowner Charles Nelson Reilly. Adapted from the book and 1947 movie with Rex Harrison, this TV series suffers from low-budget-itis (the characters rarely venture outdoors, except in the credits sequence, and when they do they're still stuck in the studio). The two children have very little personality between them--especially compared to, say, the "Family Affair" twins--however the low-keyed "sexual" chemistry between the leads (Hope Lange and Edward Mulhare) is certainly warm, carrying the show through some colorless episodes (such as an embarrassing one wherein pop star Nilsson drops in during a storm to play a little guitar! Egads!). The ghostly comings-and-goings of Captain Gregg are very "Bewitched"-like, and the show ultimately suffers from not utilizing its supernatural theme enough (i.e., too much playing 'catch' in the yard), but Lange and Mulhare make it worthwhile.

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