Ghost and Mrs. Muir

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  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - A Widow Finds Romance with a Ghost

    Nov 8, 2009 by AliventiAsylum is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: acting, cinematography, story
    Cons: slow in a few spots

    Summary: I’m usually not someone overly fond of dramatic tear-jerker films that often fall into the chick-flick category.  Every now and then, though, one comes along that manages to surprise me.  I’d seen the comedic television series ... read more

  • In Which, Rex Harrison Waits a Long Time for the Girl

    Jun 4, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice, nostaligic movie, some humor
    Cons: Odd camera shots.  Not a big complaint

    Summary: Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.* But it stormed all afternoon and I only ... read more

  • A wonderfully atypical romance

    Mar 29, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Script, acting, cinematography, dialogue
    Cons: The black and White hurts the beautiful scenery, music is too heavy

    Summary: It is about 1900, and Lucy Muir’s husband died a year before the movie begins, leaving Lucy, and her young daughter, Anna, living with her late husband’s spinsterly mother and grandmother. The in-laws care about Lucy and Anna, but are also ... read more

  • The Ghost & Mrs. Muir - "Inspired Widow Seeks Expired Seaman For Blasted Good Times"

    Mar 14, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: California seaside locations substitute nicely for English ones. Arguably Gene Tierney's best non-film noir performance.
    Cons: Estrogen-packed third act is hopelessly romantic (as in depressing).

    Summary: By the late 1940s, Joseph L. Mankiewicz was the hottest name in Hollywood. His first attempt at film noir was the post-war 1946 amnesia drama S omewhere in the Night; an inauspicious mix of crime procedural, confusion ... read more

  • A haunting tale of love and the sea

    Mar 6, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful coastal scenery, excellent soundtrack, strong performances by Tierney and Harrison
    Cons: None

    Summary: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, based on the novel by Josephine Leslie (as R.A. Dick) and screenplay by Philip Dunne, is the English Victorian tale of widowed Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney) and her young daughter Anna (Natalie Wood). Wood turns in a spirited ... read more

  • A story about a very determined woman.

    May 12, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A beautiful and mysterious romance between a woman and a friendly ghost
    Cons: The viewer may experience a nostalgic feeling to be satisfied by watching the movie again.

    Summary: This is one of those movies which enhances not only the personality of a character in the movie, but also its gender. Gene Tierney (Lucy or Lucia) is perfect for the character. She (in the movie) knows exactly what she wants and everything she does, she ... read more

  • A romantic movie - that actually works...

    Oct 18, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A timeless romantic movie
    Cons: None

    Summary: What this movie shows me is: if you're going do a romantic movie, then go the whole hog (sorry for the mixed metaphor). What drives regular guys like me crazy (excuse me while I scratch myself) are movies that make a swipe a being romantic, but have ... read more

  • A Ghost Story With A Decided Twist

    Sep 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The beautiful score by Bernard Herrmann. Mesmerizing!
    Cons: Nothing!

    Summary: Long ago, on the seacoast of England, in a small village called Whitecliff-on-the Sea, lived a woman who fell in love with a man. While this story may seem simple in and of itself, it hides more from the eye than one can imagine. The stage is being set fo ... read more

  • B-Movie Actor Led Me to Paranormal Romance: Rex Harrison in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    Feb 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Classic romantic story; Rex Harrison's performance; Gene Tierney's beauty; Bernard Herrmann's score; B&W cinematography
    Cons: Clichéd dialogue; lame attempts at English accents

    Summary: Long before Patrick Swayze haunted Demi Moore in Ghost, and Alan Rickman haunted Juliet Stevenson in Truly Madly Deeply, there was The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. When my young son and I sat down to watch the The Ghost and Mrs. Muir ... read more

  • So what? Love never dies.

    May 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Harrison and Tierney are the biggest
    Cons: This one, too, was too short

    Summary: So what if he's a ghost? A ghost is nothing more nor less than an essence of human life. In this particular case, the ghost is the essence of a particularly lively (though deceased) sea captain who also happens to have strong ideas about the roles of ... read more

  • "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir" is my all time favorite movie

    Apr 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Harrison and Tierney are wonderful.
    Cons: Nothing

    Summary: Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ("Sleuth", "Cleopatra", "Guys & Dolls" and "All About Eve"), "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir" has got to be his best work. Starring Gene Tierney ("Laura", ... read more

  • Before there was Demi and Patrick....

    Apr 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good ol' fashion b/w with a touch of sci/fi fantasy!
    Cons: movie drags towards the end

    Summary: Perhaps it was the science fiction between those black and white folds? Or maybe it was that Rex Harrison was so incredibly young and handsome? (OH my was he ever so young!!) But one evening, when just in Jr. high, and in the ... read more

  • The best movie you've probably never heard of

    Mar 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A beautifully crafted screenplay, wonderful performances, wholesome entertainment
    Cons: Absolutely none

    Summary: Joseph Mankiewicz's adaptation of R.A. Dick's novel is a breath-taking masterpiece. My mother had once told me about this movie and how great it was, but my thought was that this was just another classic black and white movie based on cheesiness, which ... read more

  • A Movie to Swoon By

    Mar 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Romance, love, passion, self sacrifice...
    Cons: My sister stole my copy and won't give it back!

    Summary: This is the story of a young widow (Gene Tierney), desperate to start out on her own with her young daughter. This leads her to rent a home by the sea,in order to escape her controlling in-laws. She soon learns that the house is haunted by the ghost of a ... read more

  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

    Feb 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cast, story, score, cinematography
    Cons: slow, heavily romanticized

    Summary: "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" wasn't so much a ghost story as it was a romantic fantasy. Starring lovely Gene Tierney and imposing Rex Harrison, the film's theme was platonic love overcoming even the barriers of death. This theme was so successful ... read more

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  • My Favorite All Time Movie

    Feb 16, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Wonderful story, you laugh, you cry, you never forget it
    Cons: Really cannot think of any

    Summary: When I was young during the summer a local channel would show classic movies. My sister and I would watch everyday and one day this movie was played. Ever since then I have been in love with this movie and look for every opportunity to tell people ... read more

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