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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (26-Jun-1947)

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writer: Philip Dunne

From novel by: R. A. Dick

Music: Bernard Herrmann

Producer: Fred Kohlmar

Keywords: Fantasy, Romantic Drama, Ghost

Young widow Lucy Muir, her daughter, and housekeeper move into a seaside cottage, disregarding warnings by the real estate agent that the place was haunted by the ghost of the previous owner, Capt. Gregg. But after Gregg decides she can stay, they strike a good friendship, strained by the publication of a manuscript about the Captain and even more by her choice in men. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edna Best
3-Mar-1900 18-Sep-1974 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Vanessa Brown
24-Mar-1928 21-May-1999 The Late George Apley
Robert Coote
4-Feb-1909 26-Nov-1982 My Fair Lady
Isobel Elsom
16-Mar-1893 12-Jan-1981 Ladies in Retirement
Rex Harrison
5-Mar-1908 2-Jun-1990 My Fair Lady
Anna Lee
2-Jan-1913 14-May-2004 Lila Quartermaine on General Hospital
George Sanders
3-Jul-1906 25-Apr-1972 The Saint Strikes Back
Gene Tierney
19-Nov-1920 6-Nov-1991 Laura
Natalie Wood
20-Jul-1938 29-Nov-1981 Rebel Without A Cause


Gene Tierney   ...   Lucy Muir (widow)
Rex Harrison   ...   Capt. Daniel Gregg (ghost)
George Sanders   ...   Miles Fairley
Edna Best   ...   Martha Huggins (housekeeper)
Vanessa Brown   ...   Anna Muir (Lucy's daughter, as adult)
Anna Lee   ...   Mrs. Miles Fairley
Robert Coote   ...   Mr. Coombe (realtor)
Natalie Wood   ...   Anna Muir (Lucy's daughter, as child)
Isobel Elsom   ...   Angelica (mother-in-law)
Victoria Horne   ...   Eva (sister-in-law)


Review by anonymous (posted on 5-Jul-2006)

Love struggles to find a way nomatter the time nor obstacles in place. This comfortable old charmer is full of finding one self and overcoming obstacles of many sorts. Tierney and Harrison are a perfect fit for a romance so true to the story, rough and gentle and passionate enough for even a man to enjoy, well shot and happily before action and special effects began to replace good old fashioned acting.

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