Ive read plenty of recent paranormal romances, but none come close to the ghost and mrs. I first saw the ghost and mrs muir in black and white when i was a teenager and fell in love with the ghostly charm of captain gregg, the sweet mrs. The dw designed by jack matthew has good colour to the front panel and is not priceclipped, slight fading along the spine, a closed 2. Muir is a situation comedy that aired on nbc during 19681969 and abc during 19691970. Lucy muir, a young widow and mother of two, in search of a life that is truly her own, away from the influence of her inlaws and others. Through the struggles of supporting her children, seeking out romance from the wrong places, and working to publish the captains story as a book, blood and.
The book is very good, red boards, previous owners name on the ffep, very clean text. Dick was the pseudonym of irish writer josephine aimee campbell leslie, who. Muir 1947 is a romantic fantasy film starring gene tierney and rex harrison. Gene tierney cited in the title visiting from the coast, noticed by fairley george sanders, who wangles her an appointment with sproule whitford kane, so she can pitch the book written by deceased captain gregg rex harrison, who assists, in the ghost. Maybe this book rises above those others because it sets its ghostly element in a realistic setting populated with believable people. The ghost and mrs muir tells the story of a young widow gene tierney who rents an old house by the sea that is haunted by the ghost of a sea captain rex harrison. I read a soso ghost romance last year, and it made me yearn to read this book again. Since i dont care for the actors, i think its safe to say that its all due to the story. The series starred hope lange and edward mulhare in the title roles. Get it today with same day delivery, order pickup or drive up. It works as well as it does because of understatement, and its still a charming and captivating film more than 60. Burdened by debt after her husbands death, lucy muir insi.
Muir is a superb illustration of how postworld war ii hollywood could deftly handle a romantic fable during an era when the movies could deliver escapism without bigbudget pyrotechnics. When lucy loses her income, greggs ghost has the idea to turn his life story into a racy and sensational book, transcribed, naturally, by the prim mrs. The book is very good, red boards, previous owners name on the ffep, very clean text, light foxing along the top edge. Mankiewicz, and is based on a 1945 novel written by josephine leslie under the pseudonym of r. Gene tierney cited in the title visiting from the coast, noticed by fairley george sanders, who wangles her an appointment with sproule whitford kane, so she can pitch the book written by deceased captain gregg rex harrison, who assists, in the ghost and mrs. The show was based on the eponymous 1947 film which had starred gene tierney and rex harrison and was in turn based on a 1945 novel by r. Homage to one of the best hollywood movies of the 1940s. E book mobi and epub buy this on selz selz powering ecommerce websites.
Since i am so familiar with the movie, i was afraid that the novel would be so similar that it would not hold my interest or it would be so different that it would disappoint me. In 1945, 20th century fox bought the film rights to the novel, which had been published only in the united kingdom at that time. Muir 1947 is a romanticfantasy film starring gene tierney and rex harrison. I purchased the kindle version of the novel the ghost and mrs. It is based on a 1945 novel written by josephine leslie under the pseudonym of r. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Muir easily could have stumbled into melodrama or dramedy. Romantic ghost stories are often more about the absence of sex than the presence of spirits.
The movies ending was thrilling, while the book left me in tears. Muir is refreshingly unique, surely startlingly original in its day, in beautifullytold prose. Even though ive never been a fan of either gene tierney or rex harrison, the 1947 screen adaptation of the ghost and mrs. It works as well as it does because of understatement, and its still a. Captain gregg reveals himself to lucy and agrees to let her stay in his house. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the ghost and mrs. Muir is a gentle and warm romantic fable about a woman and the ghost she grows to love. Muir encounters the ghost, the two strike an eerie, yet deep relationship, which grows even more when lucy, forced to earn the money for payment of the cottage, writes a book about the. There is only 9 seconds of the 20th century logo and no movie. Her search leads her to purchase the former house of.
The image is richer, cleaner, and more stable the hightened contrast and enhanced sharpness bring out more shadow detail in charles langs crisp cinematography. Gene tierney plays turnofthecentury widow lucy muir, who escapes her impossible inlaws by moving into an old house on the english seacoast. Dick in 1945 for fear of misogyny leading to no or low sales. Despite the warnings of realtor combe robert coote that the house might be haunted, the tenacious. Mankiewiczs cinematic romance starring gene tierney and rex harrison. The novel was written in 1945 and then adapted into a film with george sanders and later a tv series in the sixties.
Widow and tenant lucy and the haunting captain gregg gene tierney, rex harrison, title characters are growing friendlier when the sister and mother victoria horne, isobel elsom of her late husband arrive from london to make trouble, in. This is what the exterior looked like on tv in the 1960s above. Muir is a book ill be reading again soon and that the ghost and mrs. The interiors for the tv show were sets on a soundstage, so they looked very different and not as nice. Once more, i find myself reading a book upon which a favorite movie has been based. Lucy muir, a 34yearold tierney was 27 when she did the picture, recently widowed. The film ended up being remade as a pedestrian tv sitcom in the late 1960s. Muir tells the story of a young widow, lucy muir who has decided she wants to break away from the control of her overbearing and dominating inlaws. After reading the book, there are similarities and there are differences. Dick and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Muir takes dictation from the spectre for a book about his life, then faces his jealousy when. Rex harrison as the deceased ship captain daniel gregg, gene tierney as the lonely widow lucy muir, a love that could never be, what was.
May 28, 2008 homage to one of the best hollywood movies of the 1940s. And it seemed like the book was more psychological. The ghost and mrs muir balconygreen eyes by theanglophile. Widow and tenant lucy and the haunting captain gregg gene tierney, rex harrison, title characters are growing friendlier when the sister and mother victoria horne, isobel elsom of her late husband arrive from london to make trouble, in joseph l. Incredibly romantic film with a major gbf rating goosebump factor. Muir encounters the ghost, the two strike an eerie, yet deep relationship, which grows even more when lucy, forced to earn the money for payment of the cottage, writes a book about the captains sea encounters. The slowly unfolding story has a light spirit, an easy energy, and an appealing dose of charm. Through the struggles of supporting her children, seeking out romance from the wrong places, and working to publish the captains story as a book. Despite all the trappings of a gothic tale, the film is in fact an ironic comedy, in which the ghost and the widow play out their relationship as a battle of wits. Like its tvsitcom counterpart of the 1960s, the original film version of the ghost and mrs.
A fan page dedicated to the charming 196870 nbc series starring hope lange and edward mulhare. Captain gregg takes a shine to the pretty widow and allows them to stay in his house. Part of the studio classics series, 20th century fox home entertainment releases the dvd debut of the classic romantic fantasy the ghost and mrs. Her search leads her to purchase the former house of captain daniel gregg, who stills haunts its halls which lucy is fully aware of when she decides. Muir is based upon a lean victorian novel by josephine leslie who published under the name r. This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay andor viewings of the ghost and mrs. Muir is an american sitcom based on the 1947 film of the same name, which was based on the 1945 novel by r. In 1945, 20th century fox bought the film rights to the novel, which had been. Muir, gene tierney plays a widowed turnofthecentury londoner with no apparent prurient interests. Carolyn muir rents charming maine gull cottage for her family and finds that it comes with a resident ghost. She acquaints us with lucy, anna, gregg, and martha endearingly. In the book, the reader makes the acquaintance of mrs.
Muir is a movie that ill be getting from the library and watching after i finish the book. The book s success allows her to buy the house, but what about. Irelands josephine aimee campbell leslie was an eloquent, gifted authoress. Years went by and i saw it again late one night as an adult. She lacks passionate feeling for her late husband, and she describes the conception of preadolescent daughter natalie wood as something that. In the book, the ghost of the sea captain is more of a mental apparition than visible. After nbc cancelled the series, it aired on abc for one season before being cancelled a final time. Muir is a big improvement over their old studio classics dvd issued exactly ten years ago. Lucy discovers gull cottage is haunted by the sea captain daniel gregg, but decides to rent it anyway. Muir script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the gene tierney and rex harrison movie.924 135 1178 624 566 75 1054 453 113 258 1337 929 1361 908 224 348 932 118 1090 1088 1145 365 16 1000 320 1251 579 113 1192 1117 1366 68 916 464 1029