The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a 1945 film starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. It is based on a 1945 novel written by Josephine Leslie under the pseudonym of R. A. Dick. In the early 1900s, young widow Lucy Muir moves to the seaside village of Whitecliff.
About The Ghost and Mrs. Muir in brief
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a romantic-fantasy film starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. It was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and is based on a 1945 novel written by Josephine Leslie under the pseudonym of R. A. Dick. In the early 1900s, young widow Lucy Muir moves to the seaside village of Whitecliff. She rents a place called Gull Cottage, though it has a reputation as being haunted by the spirit of a seaman who committed suicide there. Captain Gregg tells Lucy that his death four years ago was not a suicide but instead the result of accidentally kicking the valve on a gas-fired room heater in his sleep. Many years later, now ailing and under a doctor’s care, Lucy complains to Martha that her arm hurts and rejects the glass of hot milk that has been brought for her.
As she takes a sip, Captain Gregg’s ghost reappears and takes her hands. They gaze lovingly at each other, then walk in arm in arm out of the house into an ethereal mist. The film was shot entirely in California. The original actor playing Richard Neyrr was fired for being inadequate in the role of Bernard Neyr, the original actor for the part, was George Sanders, and the other actor playing the role was Bernard Sanders’ son, George Sanders’ grandson. The movie was released in 1945, 20th Century Fox bought the film rights to the novel, published only in the United Kingdom at that time, and it was shot in California as well as elsewhere in the UK. It is now considered one of the best films of the 20th century.