Recently widowed, Lucy Muir demands her independence from her deceased husband’s overbearing family. With a small inheritance from his estate, Mrs. Muir is able to rent a small seaside cottage for her daughter, maid and herself.
Though the rental agent warns her that Gull Cottage is haunted by its’ former owner, a sea captain, Mrs. Muir insists on renting the property. It isn’t too long before the ghost of Captain Daniel Gregg attempts to frighten her away. You see, he has plans for his house and doesn’t intend to share it. But Lucia (Lu-CHEE -A) as the Captain calls her, makes for a formidable opponent. Lucia wins Daniel’s respect and they agree to share the house.
Slowly, and despite their extreme personality differences, they form a warm friendship. When Lucy is in danger of losing Gull Cottage, Daniel devises a way for her to buy the house outright. Eventually, they each develop deeper feelings for each other. But when Lucia becomes torn between the living and the dead Daniel must make a painful decision.
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2 Replies to “Classic Film Review -The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)”
Despite its crazy popularity, I don’t think I’ve EVER seen this one. If I have, I’ve forgotten all the particulars. Someday I’ll have to rent a copy and discover its classic (and romantic!) stlyings. 🙂
You really must. It is popular for good reason. It has a little bit of everything in the story so it’s guaranteed to appeal to a wide variety of tastes.