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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 8 August 1947 (Brazil)
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In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost.

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Philip Dunne (screen play), R.A. Dick (from the novel by) (as R. A. Dick)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Tierney ... Lucy Muir
Rex Harrison ... Capt. Daniel Gregg
George Sanders ... Miles Fairley
Edna Best ... Martha Huggins
Vanessa Brown ... Anna Muir as an Adult
Anna Lee ... Mrs. Miles Fairley
Robert Coote ... Mr. Coombe
Natalie Wood ... Anna Muir as a Child
Isobel Elsom ... Angelica Muir
Victoria Horne ... Eva Muir
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Storyline

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Mrs. Edwin Muir - Lucy - widowed for one year, decides to move out of her controlling in-law's home in London to the English seaside with her adolescent daughter Anna and their long devoted maid Martha. Despite the rental agent trying to dissuade her, Lucy decides to rent Gull Cottage at Whitecliff-by-the-Sea. She learns first hand before she makes the decision the rental agent's hesitance is because the cottage is haunted, supposedly by its now deceased former owner, seaman Captain Daniel Gregg. After she moves in, she does meet the spirit of Captain Gregg face-to-face. Because she refuses to be scared away by his presence, the two come to an understanding, including that he will not make his presence known to Anna. As time progresses, the two develop a friendship and a bond. Despite his statements to her that she needs to live her life including finding another husband, Daniel seems not to approve of any of the men that enter her life, ... Written by Huggo

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Is Lucy Muir's love really a ghost, or is it a man of flesh and blood she yearns for? See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1947 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

L'aventure de Madame Muir See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

R.A. Dick was the pseudonym of Josephine Leslie, who wrote the 1945 novel "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir". See more »

Goofs

Capt Gregg appears next to Lucy on the train and scoffs at Fairley's motivations. The scenery going past on Gregg's side of the car is full of buildings, and billboards, right up close to the train tracks. When the focus is on Lucy, we'll see open fields, trees in the distance, farmland. This goes back and forth several times throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Captain Daniel Gregg: Come back here, you blasted grampus!
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Opening credits prologue: LONDON at the turn of the century. See more »

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Referenced in Cheers: The Ghost and Mrs. LeBec (1990) See more »

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Romantic film about a supernatural love story
7 October 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The picture deals with a beautiful widow (Gene Tierney) and her daughter (Natalie Wood) who acquire a haunted cottage on the English coast . The ghost (Rex Harrison) of a sea captain will appear and is romanced with the attractive woman but the jealousy incarnated for a suitor (George Sanders) spoil the relationship .

It's an agreeable romance story in which the protagonist duo is magnificent . Gene Tierney is wonderful and charming with her sweet and enjoyable countenance . Rex Harrison as the enticing and ironic ghost is top-notch . The storyline by Philip Dunne relies heavily on the continued relationship among them but it doesn't make boring , however the film is pretty amusing and entertaining . The picture is a brilliant romantic tale and although is sometimes slow moving , isn't tiring . Excellent and sensitive score by Bernand Herrmann though is added Samuel Barber's classic musical . Exceptional and awesome cinematography by Charles Lang . The film is correctly directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz , author of several classics cinema . Many years later is followed by a Television sitcom series . The flick appeal to romantic movies fans . Rating : above average . Well worth watching .


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