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  • The captain, impressed with her beauty and strength of character, agrees to share the house
  • Both understand the hopelessness of this romance and agree that Lucy should be with a man who is, well, not dead

    • by Lorianna
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      Can one fall in love with a ghost? Here is one of those stories that claim such a romance is possible. Mrs. Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney), a recently widowed young lady, wants to cut the ties with her meddling in-laws, so she decides to move from London to the countryside. She picks a charming cottage overlooking the sea.

      The real estate agent is very reluctant to show her the house, and when he finally does, he tries to talk her out of it. The house is rumored to be haunted by a ghost of its previous owner, Captain Gregg (Rex Harrison). As they tour the house, they actually hear the ghost laugh,


      but it does not scare off Mrs.

      Muir. She is still determined to buy the place. She purchases the house and moves into it with her daughter Anna and a housekeeper.

      The ghost is very displeased with the new inhabitants of his house, and especially with the changes Lucy is making, like taking down his portrait. He continues his attempts to scare her enough to move out. When it doesn’t work, the captain appears to her, wishing to have a talk.

      Lucy is a little frightened, but she still stands her ground. She tries to explain to the captain that she means no harm; the house is now hers, and she wants ...


      • to live in peace. The captain, impressed with her beauty and strength of character, agrees to share the house.

        The haunting stops, and they begin to see each other as “neighbors,” so to speak, quickly becoming friends. When Lucy runs into some financial difficulties that leave her unable to pay for the house, the captain offers help. He comes up with the idea of her writing a book about his life.

        As he dictates his memoirs, the two of them get to know each other much better and eventually fall in love. Both understand the hopelessness of this romance and agree that Lucy should be with a man who is, well, not

        dead. Lucy goes to a publishing company to offer the completed manuscript of the book and meets a handsome writer Miles Fairley (George Sanders) who becomes interested in her.

        The captain, jealous despite the fact that he is a ghost, makes the generous decision of letting Lucy go. The movie is black and white, beautifully done. The chemistry between the two leading actors, Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison, is palpable.

        The way the captain opens up more and more as the story progresses, letting you know that he is much more than a rough seaman he first appears to be, is very impressive. The movie is appropriate for children since there is no nudity and bad language.




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