Determined to make a life for herself and her daughter, Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney), a youngwidow, moves into a cottage overlooking the windswept English coast. She soon learns that it's haunted by the ghost of its former owner, a salty sea captain (Rex Harrison). But the Captain's effort to scare off his new tenant soon develops into a most unlikely love affair. When Lucy runs out of money, the Captain "ghost writes" a book for her based on his life story. Their publishing success, however, brings her the amorous attentions of a man who's still very much alive (George Sanders). Soon Lucy must decide between the pleasures of the spirit and those of the flesh, and the Captain must choose a course that may haunt him forever.

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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Mystery/Fantasy/Romance/Drama · 1h 44m · 8/8/1947

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An intriguing, unusual story...delightfully different in its startling romantic situations...

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Determined to make a life for herself and her daughter, Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney), a youngwidow, moves into a cottage overlooking the windswept English coast. She soon learns that it's haunted by the ghost of its former owner, a salty sea captain (Rex Harrison). But the Captain's effort to scare off his new tenant soon develops into a most unlikely love affair. When Lucy runs out of money, the Captain "ghost writes" a book for her based on his life story. Their publishing success, however, brings her the amorous attentions of a man who's still very much alive (George Sanders). Soon Lucy must decide between the pleasures of the spirit and those of the flesh, and the Captain must choose a course that may haunt him forever.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

20th Century Fox
Part Of
Cast
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Gene Tierney

Lucy Muir
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Rex Harrison

Capt. Daniel Gregg
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George Sanders

Miles Fairley
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Edna Best

Martha Huggins
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Vanessa Brown

Anna Muir as an Adult
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Anna Lee

Mrs. Miles Fairley
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Robert Coote

Mr. Coombe
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Natalie Wood

Anna Muir as a Child
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Isobel Elsom

Angelica, Mother-in-law
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Victoria Horne

Eva, Sister-in-law
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Helen Freeman

Author Displaced by Lucy (uncredited)
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Stuart Holmes

Man Ordered out of Train Compartment by Captain (uncredited)
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Whitford Kane

Sproule, London Publisher (uncredited)
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Buster Slaven

Enquiries at Sproule's (uncredited)
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William Stelling

Bill, Anna's Fiancee (uncredited)
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Houseley Stevenson

Passerby at Fairley Residence (uncredited)
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David Thursby

Mr. Scroggins (uncredited)
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Heather Wilde

Fairley Maid (uncredited)
Crew
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Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Director
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Philip Dunne

Writer
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R.A. Dick

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

4/1/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

(Blu-ray)

12/3/2013

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