Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Forgotten Movies: THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR
This ranks pretty high with me on the romantic movie scale. Although I am not normally a big Rex Harrison fan, he pulled this one off well. The remoteness of playing a ghost seems to suit him.
A widow (Gene Tierney) comes to live in Gull Cottage with her daughter. She is warned the place is haunted. But the ghost, a ship captain, and Mrs. Muir get along very well. Well that is, until a younger man vies for her attention and she must decide where her future lies. Her decision may surprise you.
The score is a knockout too. A TV show with Hope Lange followed but Gene and Rex were more ethereal. For more forgotten movies, see Todd Mason