Harry nilsson, one of the countrys hottest new talents on the folkrock music scene makes his acting debut in an episode of 20th century fox televisions the ghost and mrs. Lucy muir gene tierney is a strong willed widow who lives in victorian england with her daughter natalie wood. Muir was supposedly in maine, but the real house is located in santa barbara, california. Find album release information for the ghost and mrs. After nbc cancelled the series, it aired on abc for one season before being cancelled a final time. I have seen the movie many, many, times but only recently noticed it was based upon a novel.
In 1900, strongwilled widow lucy muir goes to live in gull cottage by the british seaside, even though it appears to be haunted. Muir may hit some structural bumps, but scene by scene, its beautifully crafted mankiewicz shows a deft touch with his actors, and langs lush, suitably salty blackandwhite cinematography earned him an academy award nomination. The classic 1947 academyaward nominee the ghost and mrs. Gene tierney starred as lucy muir, a young widow who rents the cottage, only to discover that the handsome sea captain who died there is still haunting it. One of bernard herrmanns earliest scores, the soundtrack to joseph l. For those of us who have enjoyed the original movie the ghost and mrs. Muir remains a pleasurable film, despite its failings, and it has some saucy dialogue to its credit, spoken mostly by captain gregg. With its lush, dreamy orchestral pieces, the album gives listeners a sweeping sense of the fantastic, from the swooning prelude to the whimsical bedtime to the melancholy sorrow.
It works as well as it does because of understatement, and its still a charming and captivating film more than 60. Mulhare gets into the spirit of farce sun sentinel. Muir script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the gene tierney and rex harrison movie. Muir became one of my mothers favorite and most watched movies. Muir is an american sitcom based on the 1947 film of the same name, which. Muir, which is where most of the people on my kellie page know me from. Muir from 1968 to 1970 that gave him a face and a place in the average american home. The lush musical score by famed composer bernard hermann. In 1945, 20th century fox bought the film rights to the novel, which had been published only in the united kingdom at that time. A widow and her two kids move into a new england cottage haunted by the ghost of a sea captain, who is at first resentful of his homes new boarders. Muir 1947 is a romantic fantasy film starring gene tierney and rex harrison. Bernard herrmann, elmer bernstein the ghost and mrs. Mankiewicz and presented with a standard fullframe transfer in the original blackandwhite.
Muir 1947, the portrait of captain daniel gregg rex harrison plays a prominent part in the movie. Muir original motion picture soundtrack on discogs. The biggest mistakes you never noticed in the ghost and mrs. Like its tvsitcom counterpart of the 1960s, the original film version of the ghost and mrs. For two years, i played candace muir on the ghost and mrs. Muir quotes showing 117 of 17 oh, lucia the captain said softly, you are so little and so lovely. Muir featured an unforgettably romantic seaside house called gull cottage. Muir easily could have stumbled into melodrama or dramedy. Muir the music score brings a special element of beauty to the production. Muir, on the whole, was rarely a laughoutloud funny series even lange would complain in an interview that the program missed a number of original comic opportunities involving the ghost s interference in the characters lives. Dick was the pseudonym of josephine aimee campbell leslie, an irish writer who wrote the 1945 novel the ghost and mrs.
Burdened by debt after her husbands death, lucy muir insists on moving into the very cheap gull cottage in the quaint seaside village of whitecliff, despite multiple warnings that the house is haunted. Gene tierney plays turnofthecentury widow lucy muir, who escapes her impossible inlaws by moving into an old house on the english seacoast. When lucy muir gene tierney first arrives at gull cottage as a prospective buyer she opens the door to the living room and finds two. Upon discovering the rumors to be true, the young widow ends up forming a. Gregg, mulhare carried on a platonic romance with the widowed mrs.
Part of the studio classics series, 20th century fox home entertainment releases the dvd debut of the classic romantic fantasy the ghost and mrs. Muir 1947 is a romanticfantasy film starring gene tierney and rex harrison. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing the ghost and mrs. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. It is based on a 1945 novel written by josephine leslie under the pseudonym of r. Sanders casting came about when the original actor playing the role, richard ney, was fired for being inadequate in the part. The book was made into a movie in 1947 starring gene tierney, rex harrison, george sanders and natalie wood. Bernard herrmanns music from the original sound track flows with graceful majesty and can whisk you away from where you are to a distant seacoast where fog and mist abound. Capitan gregg became one of my role models along with cary grant, professor higgins, atticus finch, and albert einstein. Muir 1947 is a romanticfantasy film starring gene tierney and rex. Original release, september 28, 1968 19680928 march, 1970 197003. Muir original trailer a spirited widow rents a haunted cottage and builds an emotional bond with the resident ghost. Dicks novel, this film is a romantic fantasy about a widow who moves into a reportedly haunted cottage on the english seaside. Later remade as a tv series in the 60s which never captured the charm of the original story filmed with such tender care by director joseph l.
Muir is arguably better known than the film itself. Carolyn muir summary feeling a bit under appreciated as a writer, carolyn has a very real kind of dream that takes her back to the time when captain gregg sailed to bristol in the 1800s. Darkpoltergeist is a fanfiction author that has written 58 stories for ghost and mrs. Its been popular, still, down under, and has been shown on television in the u. Muir original motion picture score youtube whitecliff rhapsody bernard herrmann duration. Muir full movie stream free download the ghost and mrs. The muir family is delighted with the old house, but its original owner would rather keep it to himself. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film. Muir original motion picture score bernard herrmann on allmusic.
This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay andor viewings of the ghost and mrs. Mankiewicz, and is based on a 1945 novel written by josephine leslie under the pseudonym of r. I never forgot the impression it made on me, thought it was such a tragic but beautiful story, between a young lady, mother, willing to be independant and fighting against rigid educationnal habits of this time, and falling in love with a strong personality, but ghost, and also with a bad guy, and finally living all her. Carolyn muir rents charming maine gull cottage for her family and finds that it comes with a resident ghost. But rex harrison steals the movie with his performance as the rascally sea captain ghost who is both confused by mrs. Catching up with kellie flanagan, the blonde girl from. Muir was his most expressive body of dramatic music, not really a surprise since a portion of its material was stolen by herrmann from his own contemporary opera wuthering heights. Muir 19681970 comedy fantasy lovely young widow carolyn muir, her two young children, and the maid discover that the new england seaside house theyve moved into is haunted by the former owner an old salt named. Muir is an american sitcom based on the 1947 film of the same name, which was based on the 1945 novel by r. Gene tierney, rex harrison, george sanders, edna best, vanessa brown, anna lee, robert coote, natalie wood.
Arguably the best soundtrack that bernard herrmann ever composed, the ghost and mrs. The ghost of christmas past season 2, episode 14 this christmas fantasy finds the captain edward mulhare alive and welland in love with mrs. In 1900, lucy muir gene tierney, widowed for one year, decides to move out of her controlling inlaws house in london to the english seaside with her adolescent daughter anna natalie wood and their long devoted maid martha edna best. Muir 1947 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. When my father died when i was seven, the ghost and mrs.571 1444 1396 1655 1511 1587 343 94 406 322 655 1500 1482 720 1093 216 365 541 1499 440 115 774 1473 498 1161 1466 453 542 912 15 1154 856 325 692