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Blithe Spirit (1956)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  14 January 1956 (USA)
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The original Broadway production of "Blithe Spirit" written by Noel Coward opened at the Morosco Theater on November 5, 1941, ran for 657 performances and closed on June 5, 1943. See more »

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Great television remake!
10 October 2002 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This is a great television remake, which runs so smoothly you would never know the entire thing was done live. The cast is great with Noel Coward, starring in his own play; Lauren Bacall as the dead first wife (very funny); Claudette Colbert, in a comedy performance as good as any she did in her many films; and best of all, Mildred Natwick in an Emmy nominated performance, she is by far the funniest thing. Also in the cast is a very young Marion Ross as the maid. All in all, a great television remake, a great example of why the golden age of television truly was golden.


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