The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Synopsis: At the beginning of the twentieth century, Mrs. Edwin Muir - Lucy - widowed for one year, decides to move out of her controlling in-law's home in London to the English seaside with her adolescent daughter Anna and their long devoted maid Martha. Despite the rental agent trying to dissuade her, Lucy decides to rent Gull Cottage at Whitecliff-by-the-Sea. She learns first hand before she makes the decision the rental agent's hesitance is because the cottage is haunted, supposedly by its now deceased former owner, seaman Captain Daniel Gregg. After she moves in, she does meet the spirit of Captain Gregg face-to-face. Because she refuses to be scared away by his presence, the two come to an understanding, including that he will not make his presence known to Anna. As time progresses, the two develop a friendship and a bond. Despite his statements to her that she needs to live her life including finding another husband, Daniel seems not to approve of any of the men that enter her life, inclu
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Production: 20th Century-Fox
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

I said nothing of the sort.

I said the house

had been empty. It has.

A charwoman

was here last week.

Well, she must have left

in a frightful hurry.

That she did.

Did she tell you why?

She told me nothing.

She returned the key

to the office whilst I was out.


Mrs. Muir, I--

I know, it won't suit me.

But it does.

I'd like to see the upstairs.

The upstairs.

The, uh, main bedroom.

Of course.

He liked to watch the ships.

But what...

That's what it is.

You're clean.

I beg your pardon,

Mrs. Muir.

Oh, not you, Mr. Coombe,

the telescope.

Did you laugh,

Mr. Coombe?

Mr. Coombe?

You would come.

I didn't want to show it to you...

but, oh, no, no,

you had to see it.


How perfectly fascinating.


I suppose it's fascinating that

this house is driving me to drink.

To drink!

Four times I've rented it

and four times the tenants

have left after the very first night.

The owner's in Australia,

Captain Gregg's cousin.

I've written to him, cabled him

begging him to release me...

but he only replies,

""Rely on you.''

Well, I don't want

to be relied on.

I never want to see

this house again.

I wish Captain Gregg

had lived to be 1 OO.

I wish he'd never been born.

I'm terribly sorry,

Mr. Coombe.

Well, at least you know now

why it won't suit you.

Yes, I--I suppose so.

Why does he haunt?

Was he murdered?

No, he committed suicide.

Uhh! I wonder why.

To save someone the trouble

of assassinating him, no doubt.

Come. We'll go

to Labernum Mount.

Mrs. Muir.

Mrs. Muir, if you please.

You'll probably think it

very silly of me, Mr. Coombe...

but I've decided to take

Gull Cottage after all.

I mean, if everyone rushes off

at the slightest sound...

of course the house

gets a bad name.

But it's too ridiculous, really...

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