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 stereo…  See more details below


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.

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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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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Libejin More than 1 year ago
I saw this old movie quite by chance when I was in elementary school and fell in love with Captain Greg. I forgot all about it for a decade or so, and saw it again today on Turner Classics. And guess what... Still Love Captain Greg!!! What a movie. So I came here to B& to order myself a copy to have and to hold.
novaMB More than 1 year ago
I've always loved this wonderful love story that transcends even death! I have a granddaughter that was frightened of ghosts, so I remembered this wonderful ghost story and shared it with her so she could see another, beautiful side of the ghost story. Wonderful unforgetable story. Utterly charming.
Lady_Helpful More than 1 year ago
Jean Tierney (Mrs. Lucy/Lucia Muir) and Rex Harrison (Capt. Daniel Gregg) are excellent together in this well-told romantic film that shows love crosses all boundaries. They make a perfect couple, even though Capt. Gregg is a ghost. This film can be watched by the entire family, curled up alone on your couch, or with your significant other. No swearing. No sex. No nudity. Just a darn good, romantic, feel good film.
StephenEvans More than 1 year ago
Rex harrison and Gene Tierney were never better than in this tenderfunny ghost story.
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Classic movie about a widow that moves with her daughter to a house that's haunted by a ghost who was a sea captain. Good performances by the lead actors that played Mrs. Muir and Captain Gregg. Ending is quite sad. Recommend the movie if you like ghost stories with a hint of a romance and or classic movies.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie. It has a great story, a haunting score, and good characters. Capt. Gregg is amazingly funny...and surprisingly sensitive. This movie offers light comedy and some intense dramatic moments. It has something for everyone. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother introduced me to this movie when I was 12. Now my 12 year old daughter loves this movie as well! It's well acted and Bernard Hermann's score is hauntingly beautiful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the all time classic romantic films ever made. This film has all the right formulas of a classic film noir. A romantic setting in a small cottage on the shores of England, fog shrouded coastal town, a beautiful mystical musical score by Bernard Hermann and a deep unspoken love between the two main characters. This film will make you laugh, cry and wish you were in love. Something to watch for: Not once in the entire film do the lead characters even touch each other, except at the end of the film. Imagine that, a love story where the two main characters never even kiss.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This great movie showed that relationships are not treated as disposible items when they get difficult(as is the case in today's instant gratification world). I liked it because the individuals did not need sex, violence and 4 letter words to communicate a good and lasting relationship.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is one of my all-time favorites. I have had a ''thing'' for sea captains ever since I saw it the first time years ago. A time-less story of love and confirmation of the concept of soul mates.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely breathtaking. A sweet and funny (at times) romance. I fell in love with the characters and wondered why we can't get that movie magic back in the 21st century. The Captain is the epitome of masculinity!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When you begin to doubt that any quality movie can move you, or make you want to be in love, much less appreciate the one you already love, this is the one! Beautifully written, excellent cast, & outstanding performances. You'll remember this one for a very long time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Ghost and Mrs.Muir is a movie you can see over and over and never tire of it.The score is one of the most haunting and beautiful ever put into film. Tierney was beautiful and Harrison was a crusty old rascal. The supporting cast only adds to this movie gem.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perfectly cast, this romantic ghost story features Gene Tierney as an attractive young widow who buys an English sea-side home haunted by the spirit of a sea captain played by Rex Harrison. Tierney has never been lovelier and Harrison perfectly caputures the romatic image of the sea-faring captain of centuries past. Usually cast as an English gentleman and remembered for his quintessential turn in My Fair Lady, Harrison is the very embodiment of the salty ancient mariner in this film. George Sanders is in great form as a rogueish yet charming suitor in a quest for Tierney's affections. Quite honestly this unusual film is one of the best Hollywood romances ever filmed. Its success spawned a fairly successful sit-com in the late sixties - but don't be fooled, this film is no sit-com, it's a real work of art.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie. Perfect for a rainy afternoon and a cup of tea when the husband is out with the kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Graced with a haunting and beautiful score by the magnificent Bernard Herrmann, this movie continues to stand the test of time as one of the great Hollywood romances. Masterfully shot, acted, and produced, this film has it all: palpable chemistry between its stars, moments of delightful humor, a brilliant script, and a perfect, eternally hopeful end. Tierney's Mrs. Lucy Muir turns out to be a strong, yet endearingly vulnerable leading lady, and Harrison's swashbuckling Capt. Gregg is a wonderful combination of male bravado and unexpected tenderness. George Sanders as the cad is appropriately slimy and seductive, and the scene where Lucy finds out the truth about him is both painful and touching. There are also some classic characters, most notably the realtor, Mr. Coombe, and Lucy's insufferably dysfunctional in-laws. A very young Natalie Wood is used only minimally, but it is always good to see her. The scene where Mrs. Muir and her now-grown daughter discover that they both 'dreamed' of the ghost of a sea captain demonstrates their abiding love for one another without them ever having to say it. A true classic, and of my favorite films of all time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tierney and Harrison are excellent in this film. The score and the scenery set the tone for this most unusual story. It has everything going for it, and, for that, has stood the test of time. The greatest film ever made. See it again and again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this movie and its characters the first time I ever saw it. When I discovered that it was available on DVD, I had to have it. Tierney and Harrison are perfectly matched as the proper young widow and the ghost of the salty sea captain. Full of vivid images, often subtle humor, and high romance, this is a wonderful fantasy. The ending has always been one of my favorites of any film. If you've seen "Somewhere in Time" with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, you know from whence came the idea for the end of that movie, too. Captivating and not to be missed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mom & me did not get alone all the time but always watched the old movies together i love that sea captains house and will build it one day, without the monkey puzzle tree!!,Moms favorite movie was brigadoon ,i know all the songs,i still sing.. so do the bonding thing with your kids!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watch this movie whenever I need to de-stress and get away from the fast paced, tech world of this century. It is my perfect movie. The British countryside,the ocean,the dreamlike house and the haunting musical score set the tone for the rugged sea captain and Mrs. Muir's love story.