The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

THE SPIRIT... so willing! THE FLESH... so weak! THE ROMANCE... so wonderful!
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DVD Features:

  • Audio Commentaries by Greg Kimble, Christopher Husted, Jeanine Bassinger and Kenneth Geist
  • Rex Harrison: The Man Who Would Be King as seen on "Biography" on the A&E Network
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: April 1, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1947
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono 1.0 - French
    • Mono 1.0 - Spanish
    • Stereo 2.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Gregg Kimble - Historian, Christopher Husted - Historian
      2. Jeanine Basinger, Kenneth Geist
    • Trailers:
      1. Original Theatrical Trailer
      2. HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
      3. THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
      4. AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER
      5. GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT
      6. ALL ABOUT EVE
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos
    • Biographies: Rex Harrison - Star

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 8,875
Rating: 5/5 -- Classic fantasy with charming, haunting performances
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Mar 31, 2006
Rating: 5/5 -- Top fantasy film of any time; featuring Rex Harrison, Gene Tierney.
Video-Reviewmaster.com
Mar 14, 2009
Rating: 4/5 -- An out-of-this world love story; Tierney was never more beautiful; Harrison never as rugged or handsome. A timeless treasure.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
May 3, 2004
Rating: 3/4 -- 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.
Creative Loafing
Apr 16, 2003
Rating: 5/5 -- Charming family classic is also thought-provoking. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jan 2, 2011
The film's whimsy is a bit heavy-handed and it is short on wit, style and ingenuity. Yet most of it is pleasant enough fun, and pretty to watch. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Mar 2, 2018
While a product of the Hollywood studio system, the film is a remarkable piece of thoughtful moviemaking for adults. Full Review
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Apr 8, 2003

Description by OLDIES.com:

Joseph L. Mankiewicz's powerful romantic gem, "rich in human warmth and moments of rare humor," (Variety) brought together screen legends Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison.

Recent widow Lucy Muir (Tierney) rents a house by the ocean, which turns out to be haunted by a cantankerous sea captain (Harrison). Although difficult at first, their friendship blossoms and the captain even "ghostwrites" an autobiographical book to bring in money for her. Eventually, the unlikely pair fall in love, only to be challenged when a flesh-and-blood suitor (George Sanders) appears on the scene.

With its heartwarming screenplay and Oscar-nominated cinematography, The Ghost And Mrs. Muir is a moving classic in Hollywood's best style.

Product Description:

Joseph L. Mankiewicz's bittersweet, sparkling romance between a young widow and a sea captain's ghost weaves a magical tale of immortal love. Determined to live her life the way she wants, newly widowed Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney) declines her straitlaced in-laws' demand that she live with them and moves with her daughter (a young Natalie Wood) to the seaside into a cottage haunted by the handsome, blustering Captain Gregg (Rex Harrison). A deal is struck between the two in the wee hours of the morning allowing Lucy to stay in the house and the captain to materialize only in the master bedroom. As they gradually get to know each other better, Lucy's spunk and stubbornness gains first the captain's grudging respect, then his heart. But when another man woos Lucy, both must face that her future lies with the living, not in the spirit world.

A timeless romantic favorite, THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR subtly traces the complex development of friendship and love, themes that director Mankiewicz excels with in films such as A LETTER TO THREE WIVES and ALL ABOUT EVE, projecting a keen understanding of the tangled emotions and motives that compel people toward their fates. The film is based on the novel by R.A. Dick and scored by Bernard Herrmann.

Plot Synopsis:

This lovingly made fantasy, based on the R.A. Dick novel, centers on a lonely widow who refuses to be scared by the ghost of a salty sea captain in her haunted cottage. When her debts mount, he helps her write a successful novel about his life, but ultimately, she is forced to choose between her love for this spirit, or a flesh-and-blood man, in this Joseph L. Mankiewicz film starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison.

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  • A young Natalie Wood plays Lucy Muir's young daughter, Anna.

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