An independent widowed woman Mrs. Muir (Gene Tierney) and her young daughter (Natalie Wood) in Victorian England, find a new life in a small English seaside town, and Gull Cottage. With this new lease of life comes a catch, an old sea dog named Capt. Daniel Gregg (Rex Harrison) still resides there, but as a ghost, who won’t let go his home. Coming to an arrangement, they learn to get along, just. All is not well, eventually, her finances become low and to make end’s meet Lucy is forced to be ghostwriter to Captain Gregg’s autobiography. In the meantime being charmed by cad Miles Fairley (George Sanders) who’s only in it for the ride. With a beautiful score by Bernard Herrmann and cinematography by Charles Lang, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a tender love story of patience, fortitude and longing. —IMDb
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1909, Joseph Leo Mankiewicz first worked for the movies as a translator of intertitles, employed by Paramount in Berlin, the UFA’s American distributor at the time (1928). He became a dialoguist, then a screenwriter on numerous Paramount productions in Hollywood, most of them Jack Oakie vehicles. Still in his 20s, he produced first-class MGM films, including The Philadelphia Story (1940). Having left Metro after a dispute with studio chief Louis B. Mayer over Judy Garland, he then worked for Darryl F. Zanuck at 20th Century-Fox, producing The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), when Ernst Lubitsch’s illness first brought him to the director’s chair for Dragonwyck (1946). Mankiewicz directed 20 films in a 26-year period, successfully attempted every kind of movie from Shakespeare adaptation to western, from urban sociological drama to musical, from epic film with thousands of extras to a two-character picture. A Letter to Three Wives (1949… read more
A pesar de su historia con sabor a sitcom, "El fantasma y la señora Muir" nos remonta a una época de profunda nostalgia. De pronto una pareja "dispareja" tiene tanto en común. La soledad es sin duda el tema principal. Gran escena es cuando el capitán Gregg le susurra en sus sueños a la señora Muir. El final es otra joyita.