The Ghost and Mrs. Muir follows Mrs. Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney) a young widow and mother of daughter Anna (Natalie Wood) as she decides to strike out on her own, much to the consternation of her in-laws. Lucy Muir is a strong and independent woman who clearly hasn’t enjoyed her year of mourning in the house of her mother in law and sister in law so after a brief argument she, along with her daughter Anna and Martha their housekeeper (Edna Best), they leave for the lovely seaside town of Whitecliff.
The ever radiant Gene Tierney.
Who wouldn’t be okay with a ghost like this?
Anna seen here praying her mother doesn’t forget she exists.
Smooth talking George Sanders.
Until jealousy rears it’s ugly head.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir was made during the heyday of the studio system and with the great Joseph L. Mankiewicz at the helm, as well as being scored by music master Bernard Herrmann it is no surprise this movie turned out as good as it did. The chemistry between Tierney and Harrison makes this one of my all-time favorite love stories, that it is about a ghost as well just makes it a bonus.