The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Average Rating: 8.2/10
Reviews Counted: 14
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 0
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Release Date: Jun 26, 1947 Wide
Average Rating: 4/5
User Ratings: 8,510
Like its TV-sitcom counterpart of the 1960s, the original film version of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir was based on the novel by R.A. Dick. Gene Tierney plays turn-of-the-century widow Lucy Muir, who escapes her impossible in-laws by moving into an old house on the English seacoast. Despite the warnings of realtor Combe (Robert Coote) that the house might be haunted, the tenacious young widow calmly establishes residence with her young daughter Anna (Natalie Wood) and housekeeper Martha (Edna Best)
Jun 26, 1947 Wide
Apr 1, 2003
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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[Tierney's] her somewhat stiff presence seems appropriate to the formality of the period while her astonishing beauty is only enhanced by the many layers of clothing women were expected to wear at the time.
Top fantasy film of any time; featuring Rex Harrison, Gene Tierney.
Classic fantasy with charming, haunting performances
[A] charming tale of two lost and lonely souls, one of which just happens to be dead, who take some grudging comfort in each other's presence.
An out-of-this world love story; Tierney was never more beautiful; Harrison never as rugged or handsome. A timeless treasure.
Lyrical, touching romance, carmingly old-fashioned
Most notable for its effortless shifts in tone, starting out as a charming comedy before segueing into a melodrama ... and finally erupting as a deeply affecting tragedy capped by a redemptive ending.
Plays as a surprisingly pedestrian romance offset by one sweet performance from Tierney and one salty dog turn from Harrison.
While a product of the Hollywood studio system, the film is a remarkable piece of thoughtful moviemaking for adults.
...a romantic, sentimental, totally heartwarming film that gets better as the years go by.
...director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 1947 postwar love letter to the world.
Audience Reviews for The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
- Lucy Muir: I want Gull Cottage.
- Ghost of Capt. Daniel Gregg: And now, you'll never be tired again. Come my dear.
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