The Ghost and Mrs Muir

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Comedy

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Time Out says

Apprentice work, comparatively speaking, not scripted by Mankiewicz himself (although he contributed), but still astonishingly characteristic in its airy philosophical speculations about the imagination and its role as a refuge when the salty ghost of a sea captain (Harrison) befriends a beautiful widow (Tierney) and intervenes to save her from the cad she is thinking of marrying. Leaning too heavily towards light comedy, Mankiewicz doesn't get the balance quite right, so that the tale of a romance tenuously bridging two worlds isn't quite as moving as it should be when reality ultimately reasserts its claims. A hugely charming film, nevertheless, beautifully shot (by Charles Lang), superlby acted, and with a haunting score by Bernard Herrmann.
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UK release:

1947

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104 mins

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David Fowler

One of the most exquisite love stories ever made. Beautiful in all respects especially the cinematography by Charles Lang and most especially the gorgeous score by Bernard Herrman. The ending is one of the most profoundly lovely and moving in the history of the screen. Marred only by some occasionally clunky dialogue, which is virtually negliglble, this is yet another in the gallery of Joseph L. Mankiewicz' masterpieces. An almost perfect film. Truly magnificent in it's execution and emotion.

David Fowler

One of the most exquisite love stories ever made. Beautiful in all respects especially the cinematography by Charles Lang and most especially the gorgeous score by Bernard Herrman. The ending is one of the most profoundly lovely and moving in the history of the screen. Marred only by some occasionally clunky dialogue, which is virtually negliglble, this is yet another in the gallery of Joseph L. Mankiewicz' masterpieces. An almost perfect film. Truly magnificent in it's execution and emotion.

JGG

Charming romance. Rex Harrison has never been better,Gene Tierney is outstanding. The two together make one of the most incredible Hollywood romances. Wish they had made more movies together.

JGG

Charming romance. Rex Harrison has never been better,Gene Tierney is outstanding. The two together make one of the most incredible Hollywood romances. Wish they had made more movies together.