Wednesday, October 28, 2009


This is a wonderful romantic fantasy that tells the story of young widow (Gene Tierney), who moves into what turns out to be haunted seaside cottage of the late Captain Gregg ( Rex Harrison), with her young daughter (played as a child by Natalie Wood, by Vanessa Brown as an adult).

The captain first tries to scare the widow away, but soon they team up to write a novel so that she can stay at the cottage. They talk about everything except their feelings for each other. When Miles Fairley, a ladies man, enters Lucy's life offering her a chance for happiness in the real world, the Captain loves her enough to leave her. Unfortunately, Miles is found out for what he is and for the next thirty years Lucy lives in the Cottage alone, waiting.... Will she ever see her Captain again?

THE GHOST AND MRS MUIR, is one of my favorite Romance movies. Harrison and Tierney have wonderful on screen chemistry. A romance that will have you swooning.

Fun Facts:

The word "muir" means "the sea" in Gaelic.

Josephine Leslie, wrote the 1945 novel The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.

Edna Best (3 March 1900 – 18 September 1974) . Best was well known on the London stage before she entered films in 1921, having made her debut at Grand Theatre, Southampton in Charley's Aunt in 1917. She also won a silver swimming cup as the lady swimming champion of Sussex.

She is best remembered for her role as the mother in the film, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934). Among her other film credits are Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939), Swiss Family Robinson (1940), The Late George Apley and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (both 1947) and The Iron Curtain (1948).


  1. What a great movie with the perfect cast! George Sanders was excellent as the cad!

  2. And don't forget the wonderful music by Bernard Herrmann.


    If you click on the link you will see a beautiful music video. I also have it posted on the Gene Tierney Page.

  4. Dawn, this sounds like a great romance film. I am planning to watch it. Thanks for the great review.

  5. Silent, I think you are going to really enjoy THE GHOST AND MRS MUIR.


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