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

in the 2Oth century,

to believe in apparitions

and all that

medieval nonsense.

But you heard him laugh.

I heard what might

have been a laugh.

It might have been the wind

roaring down the chimney.

If I may so say, Mrs. Muir,


I want Gull Cottage.

In my opinion, you are the most

obstinate young woman I have ever met.

Thank you, Mr. Coombe.

I've always wanted

to be considered obstinate.

Very well, Mrs. Muir...

on the understanding

that I disclaim all responsibility

of what may happen...

you shall have

Gull Cottage.

Don't you dare come in.

Bringing your muddy feet

through my nice clean kitchen.


Uh, there.

Nothing like soap and water

to make everything shipshape

in Bristol fashion.


What did you say, Martha?

Why, I said--

What did I say?

Shipshape in Bristol fashion.

I've never heard you use

that expression before.

Huh. Must have been

the sea air.

Come along, Mrs. Muir.

I'll have that iron,

if you please.

But I've nearly finished.

You've done enough

hard work for today.

Besides, you know,

you're supposed not to be--

If you're going to start

telling me I'm not strong...

I'll pack you off back to London

on the first train.

Dear old London,

how I miss it.

Now come along,

upstairs to your room

and a bit of shut-eye

before tea.

I feel so useless.

Here I am nearly

halfway through life...

and what have I done?

I know what I done,

all right.

Cooked enough steaks

to choke an hippopotamus

and kept the name of Huggins

as fair as the day I found it.

You've led

a very useful life, Martha.

I have nothing to show

for all my years.

I suppose you call

Miss Anna nothing.

Oh, heavens.

I can't take any credit for her.

She just happened.


That's what my old mum

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