Tuesday, October 27, 2009
THE GHOST AND MRS MUIR (1947)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). Cast: Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. It is based on a 1945 novel written by Josephine Leslie under the name of R. A. Dick.
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?
GHOST AND MRS MUIR, is one of my favorite Romance movies. Harrison and Tierney have wonderful on screen chemistry.
The word "muir" means "the sea" in Gaelic.
Josephine Leslie, wrote the 1945 novel The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.