The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (1947)
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An independent widowed woman Mrs. Muir (Gene Tierney) and her young daughter (Natalie Wood) in Victorian England, find a new life in a small English seaside town, and Gull Cottage. With this new lease of life comes a catch, an old sea dog named Capt. Daniel Gregg (Rex Harrison) still resides there, but as a ghost, who won't let go his home. Coming to an arrangement, they learn to get along, just. All is not well, eventually, her finances become low and to make end's meet Lucy is forced to be ghostwriter to Captain Gregg's autobiography. In the meantime being charmed by cad Miles Fairley (George Sanders) who's only in it for the ride. With a beautiful score by Bernard Herrmann and cinematography by Charles Lang, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a tender love story of patience, fortitude and longing.
Is Lucy Muir's love really a ghost, or is it a man of flesh and blood she yearns for?
Title: Ghost And Mrs. Muir, The
Release Date: June 26, 1947
Runtime: 104 mins
All Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 7.8
Buried.com Rating: 8.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G
MPAA Rating: Approved
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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, Mother-in-law
Victoria Horne ...Eva, Sister-in-law
Helen Freeman ...Author Displaced by Lucy
Stuart Holmes ...Man Ordered out of Train Compartment by Captain
Whitford Kane ...Sproule, London Publisher
Buster Slaven ...Enquiries at Sproule's
William Stelling ...Bill, Anna's Fiancee
Houseley Stevenson ...Passerby at Fairley Residence
David Thursby ...Mr. Scroggins
Heather Wilde ...Fairley Maid
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- Is Lucy Muir's love really a ghost, or is it a man of flesh and blood she yearns for?
- Captain Gregg: I've lived the life of a man and am not ashamed to admit it.
Captain Gregg: No woman has ever been the worse for knowing me.
Captain Daniel Gregg: You must make your own life amongst the living and, whether you meet fair winds or foul, find your own way to harbor in the end.
Mr. Coombe: In my opinion, you are the most obstinate young woman I have ever met. Lucy Muir: Thank you, Mr. Coombe!
Captain Gregg: My dear! Never let anyone tell you to be ashamed of your figure.
- Gene Tierney's first approach to the character of Lucy Muir was playful, almost screwball. After a conference between Darryl F. Zanuck and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the first two days shooting were redone so that Tierney could give the character more depth. The change resulted in huge critical acclaim for the actress.
R.A. Dick was the pseudonym of Josephine Leslie, who wrote the 1945 novel "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir".
In 1990 there was serious at talk at 20th Century Fox of remaking "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" with Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer in the leads, but the poor box-office for The Russia House (1990) killed it.
One of a small handful of films produced by 20th Century-Fox which does *not* use the fanfare of trumpets with the opening logo. (All About Eve (1950), Sounder (1972), and The Sound of Music (1965) are others.) The moody and lovely opening music is by the film's composer, Bernard Herrmann.
The word "muir" means "the sea" in Gaelic. Many times sailors are said to have been "married" to the sea, or that the only woman they ever loved was the sea.
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