What a fun romp. "Charles dear, perhaps there's something pressing on your brain." This film is just so magnificently splendid. Characters bent on characterization of their caricature -true comedic dimension. I'm afraid imagination such as this has long been replaced by the logical cinema. "If we're not very careful she'll materialize a hockey team."
David Lean's delightful adaptation of Noel Coward's play may be a bit of a departure for Lean, but it's nevertheless a fun, if frothy film. Telling the story of a wealthy man whose seance with a loony medium accidentally conjures the ghost of his dead wife, BLITHE SPIRIT is a spirited and entertaining post-war comedy that served as an antidote for a nation pulling themselves out of the rubble of WWII.
A bit of a mess, but some good fun, and well worth seeing above all for the great Margaret Rutherford's magnificent turn as Madam Arcati.
Pleasant if a little too gin-and-soda in its tart repartee and all-too-knowingly sparkling dialogue. Not much of a film - Lean seems rather hidebound behind those fabled French doors - and it’s too often cast in a ghastly green pall for the ghostly apparitions. However it’s performed with a certain pinched flair and passes the time amicably enough.