Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Ghost and Mrs. Muir

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Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Cast: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders

     
 

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Part of the Studio Classics series, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment releases the DVD debut of the classic romantic fantasy The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and presented with a standard full-frame transfer in the original black-and-white. Dolby Digital Mono soundtracks are available in English, Spanish, and French. A remixed stereoSee more details below

Overview

Part of the Studio Classics series, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment releases the DVD debut of the classic romantic fantasy The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and presented with a standard full-frame transfer in the original black-and-white. Dolby Digital Mono soundtracks are available in English, Spanish, and French. A remixed stereo track is offered in English. Subtitles and closed captions are also accessible. An audio commentary track is provided by film historian Greg Kimble and Christopher Husted, manager of the Bernard Herrmann estate. A second commentary track is with film professor Jeanine Bassinger and Mankiewicz biographer Kenneth Geist. The disc also includes a stills gallery, theatrical trailer, and the A&E Biography program Rex Harrison: The Man Who Would Be King. This is a fine disc for an Academy Award-nominated film.

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A beautifully crafted piece of Hollywood fantasy, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a far-fetched but moving fable about a sea captain who haunts a widow. They fall in love as the grizzled captain dictates his real-life adventures to the widow, who turns them into a book. Enormously winning performances from the underrated Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison drive the film, and the direction of veteran Joseph L. Mankiewicz is almost flawless. Natalie Wood plays Tierney's daughter. Stylish craftsman Philip Dunne adapted the whimsical story from a novel by R.A. Dick. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a superb illustration of how post-World War II Hollywood could deftly handle a romantic fable during an era when the movies could deliver escapism without big-budget pyrotechnics. The film ended up being remade as a pedestrian TV sitcom in the late 1960s.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2003
UPC:
0024543071426
Original Release:
1947
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[stereo, monaural]
Time:
1:44:00
Sales rank:
1,737

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentaries by Greg Kimble, Christopher Husted, Jeanine Bassinger, and Kenneth Geist; "Rex Harrison: The Man Who Would Be King" as seen on A&E Biography; Still gallery; Theatrical trailer ; Full-frame format (aspect ratio 1.33:1) ; English Stereo, English Mono, French Mono, and Spanish Mono audio; English and Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Tierney Lucy Muir
Rex Harrison Ghost of Capt. Daniel Gregg
George Sanders Miles Fairley
Edna Best Martha Huggins
Isobel Elsom Angelica
Vanessa Brown Anna, as an adult
Helen Freeman Author
Natalie Wood Anna, as a child
Robert Coote Coombe
Victoria Horne Eva
Whitford Kane Sproule
Anna Lee Mrs. Miles Fairley
Brad Slaven Enquiries
William Stelling Bill
David Thursby Sproggins
Heather Wilde Maid
Houseley Stevenson Actor
Stuart Holmes Man on Train

Technical Credits
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Director
Eleanor Behm Costumes/Costume Designer
Oleg Cassini Costumes/Costume Designer
George W. Davis Art Director
Richard Day Art Director
Philip Dunne Screenwriter
Bernard Freericks Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Bernard Herrmann Score Composer
Fred Kohlmar Producer
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Ben Nye Makeup
Stuart A. Reiss Set Decoration/Design
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Dorothy Spencer Editor

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles
2. Moving Out
3. Gull Cottage
4. Settling In
5. Addressing a Ghost
6. An Agreement
7. Getting to Know You
8. The In-Laws
9. A Source of Income
10. Possible Eviction
11. Lost in the Fog
12. Tacket and Sproule
13. A Cab Ride
14. On the Train
15. At the Shore
16. Martha Disapproves
17. Courtship
18. All a Dream
19. Good News
20. Bad News
21. Time Passes
22. The Elderly Mrs. Muir

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