The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Based on R.A. Dick's novel, this film is a romantic fantasy about a widow who moves into a reportedly haunted cottage on the English seaside. Shortly after she arrives, she is indeed haunted by the ghost of a sea captain. Though their… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 26, 1947
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2003
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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

'The Ghost and Mrs. Muir' easily could have stumbled into melodrama or dramedy. It works as well as it does because of understatement, and it's still a charming and captivating film more than 60 years later.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It didn't move me as much as I think it should have.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[A] charming tale of two lost and lonely souls, one of which just happens to be dead, who take some grudging comfort in each other's presence.

Sarah Boslaugh

[Tierney's] her somewhat stiff presence seems appropriate to the formality of the period while her astonishing beauty is only enhanced by the many layers of clothing women were expected to wear at the time.

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Steve Crum

Top fantasy film of any time; featuring Rex Harrison, Gene Tierney.

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

An out-of-this world love story; Tierney was never more beautiful; Harrison never as rugged or handsome. A timeless treasure.

Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Charming family classic is also thought-provoking.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Classic fantasy with charming, haunting performances

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Lyrical, touching romance, carmingly old-fashioned

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
An inviting and star crossed film about a love that dare not speak its name, and some semblance of a ghost story. There isn't anything too supernatural or… More
Aj V
A good cast, and an unique story, brings you romance and excitement. I liked this movie, it was good.
Pierluigi Puccini
Strange and even a bit silly at first glance, then it turns enchanting, dreamy. hauntingly beautiful. A misty night, with the sea side and the waves clashing,… More
Mark Hobin
Beautifully filmed, old fashioned escapism about a widow who begins a new life in a recently purchased house and discovers the previous owner has not completely… More
Tim Salmons
A predictable but heartfelt love story. You can see the ending coming a mile away, but it doesn't make the story any less enthralling.
Devon Bott
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILERS: A film that starts off so strongly can only go downwards, but The Ghost and Mrs. Muir takes a nosedive in the last half… More