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607 Ratings

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
United States, 1947
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery


An independent widowed woman Mrs. Muir and her young daughter 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 still resides there, but as a ghost, who won’t let go his home.

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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1948 | Nominee: Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

Critics reviews

The cottage by the edge of the sea is really on the border of the beyond, just the realm for the “blooming revolution” of a woman’s self-actualization… The candle in the staircase and the telescope on the balcony, the four-letter word pecked on the typewriter and the lady’s handkerchief seized and sniffed at the train station—uncommon gradations and harmonies curated by Mankiewicz with the support of one of Bernard Herrmann’s most sublime scores.
April 11, 2016
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The achingly impossible bond of the living and the dead—or of a body and a soul—stands in gloriously in for all doomed romances and all-possessing fantasies. Mankiewicz stage-manages the ectoplasmic games of appearances and disappearances, of thrown voices and untoward nudges, with a subtly expressive flair.
October 03, 2014
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