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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tired Old Queen at the Movies: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Steve Hayes reviews the 1947 classic, which includes child star Natalie Wood in one of her earliest roles:
Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison portray star crossed lovers living in different worlds in one of the most romantic ghost stories ever filmed; Joseph L. Mankiweicz's The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Set in Cornwall at the turn of the twentieth century, a young widow rents the cottage of a dead sea captain , only to discover that his spirit is still very much alive. This produces a battle of wits and wills, that eventually turns to love thanks to a brilliant cast, marvelous direction, shimmering cinematography and a luscious score by Bernard Herrmann. It's the perfect picture to warm up a cold autumn night.


Tuesday's Cowboy said...

Feel the same about Gene Tierney in "The Razor's Edge," one of my all-time favorites. Seems we have the same taste in movies. Tear up every time Maureen O'hara and John Wayne reunite in Rio Grande. Guess I'm a terminal romantic.

Russ Manley said...

They don't make 'em like they used to, that's for sure.

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