The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Overview:

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) was a Drama - Fantasy Film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Fred Kohlmar.

The film was based on the novel The Ghost of Captain Gregg and Mrs. Muir written by R.A. Dick published in 1945.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

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Best CinematographyCharles Lang, Jr.Nominated
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Halloween film series at Daystar Center starting October 8 with “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir”

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Halloween film series at Daystar Center starting October 8 with “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” The Chicago Film Club’s Halloween series begins with a screening of the classic The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) Saturday October 8, 2016 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State St. All movies... Read full article


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Lucy Muir: [to the ghost of Captain Gregg] You'll forgive me if I take a minute to get accustomed to you.


Lucy Muir: Why does he haunt? Was he murdered?
Mr. Coombe: No. He committed suicide.
Lucy Muir: [gasps] I wonder why?
Mr. Coombe: To save someone the trouble of assassinating him, no doubt!


Lucy Muir: Sometimes you can be much more alone with other people than you are by yourself. I suppose that sounds all mixed up, doesn't it?


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Gene Tierney's first approach to the character of Lucy Muir was playful, almost screwball. After a conference between Darryl F. Zanuck and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the first two days shooting were redone so that Tierney could give the character more depth. The change resulted in huge critical acclaim for the actress.
The word "muir" means "the sea" in Gaelic. Many times sailors are said to have been "married" to the sea, or that the only woman they ever loved was the sea.
One of a small handful of films produced by 20th Century-Fox which does *not* use the fanfare of trumpets with the opening logo. (All About Eve, Sounder, and The Sound of Music are others.) The moody and lovely opening music is by the film's composer, Bernard Herrmann.
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