The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Mrs. Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney) is a widow with a young daughter (Natalie Wood). After the death of her husband, she decides to leave the home of her in-laws and relocate to a house by the sea. When she sees the house (Gull Cottage) for the first time, unusual laughter resounds throughout the home informing her the house is haunted. She finds this fascinating and she loves Gull Cottage so she decides to move in. Shortly after she is settled in the house, she meets the ghost of Captain Daniel Greg (Rex Harrison) and thus begins an interesting relationship. As a result of financial problems Mrs. Muir and Daniel actually write a book together!
I liked the salty, sea-faring language peppered throughout the film. Mrs. Muir is a lady raised to be proper. She tells the Captain she won an award for deportment whilst in school, so I do think the Captain’s, salty language is shocking to her most of the time, however, when she begins speaking the same salty language he’s amused.
The atmosphere is wonderful. I loved the ocean, the waves illustrating the passage of time and the Captain’s house! I love the house! 🙂
I enjoyed the first half of the film. The Captain is amusing, boisterous and coarse. I thought the second half of the film was sad and depressing, however, the ending was touching.
Have you seen The Ghost and Mrs. Muir? What did ya think???
I decided to do something a little different this month. I chose FUN cover art. The art on these book covers made me smile brightly or chuckle.
“The Unexpected Everything,” by Morgan Matson! The cover art on this book is so much fun! I love it. The ice cream truck, the woman with six dog leashes. That has disaster written all over it!!! 🙂 A summery fun-filled cover art. I’ve never read a book by Morgan Matson, but this one has potential.
Oh my word! “The Ride of Her Life,” by Lorna Seilstad has a great cover! That could be me on that cover! Love it! I have been there! This lovely lady on the cover and I would have much to talk about when she finishes her ride on that roller coaster. Once again, I’ve never read a book by Lorna Seilstad, however, The Ride of Her Life, looks like great fun and this cover art made me smile. 🙂
“The Big Little Wedding in Carlton Square,” cover art is fun, colorful and romantic. 🙂 Lilly Bartlett is a first time author to me and I’m looking forward to reading her book.
YAY!!! I did this with one wrist in a cast!!! Woot! Woot! Have you read any of these books? Which cover art is your favorite?
Hi! I hope everyone is having a good week. I went to the doctor today and a very nice physician’s assistant removed the splint I was wearing on my poor broken wrist and put me in a bright, pink, fluorescent cast. I will wear the cast for 4 weeks. They took an x-ray after they put the cast on my pitiful *ahem* broken wrist, and it is doing good. 🙂
I’m hoping to be able to blog more in the next few days, but we’ll see. I miss all of you.
Good morning. 🙂 I just enjoyed reading some blogging and it was sloooooooow going. I woke up this morning ~ uncomfortable. Not fun. 🙂 So, I’ve been reading blogs. If I didn’t read your blog, I will soon. Now, for a rest.
I’m back. I’m typing with my left hand. It’s slow going and I really stretch for caps! I’m still wearing the splint and the sling. I visited the orthopedic doctor today. I don’t need surgery!!! YAY!!! In one week the doctor will put me in a cast. I will wear the cast for 4 weeks! blah. I’m reading books on my kindle. 🙂 When the cast comes off, I’ll catch up on my blogging in a few weeks.
Much love ~
Good morning! This is Rick (Kathy’s husband). It’s nice to meet you! Kathy fell and broke her wrist. There is a chance she’ll need surgery. We’ll know in one week. Kathy won’t be blogging for a few weeks. She is in some pain, because a ghost pushed her off the street curb and caused her to break her wrist. Really, we were at the Gloe Psychriatric Museum, a hospital for the mentally ill back in the 18th & 19th century- you should’ve seen the weird stuff there- it looked like torture equipment from the middle ages. It was weird to see the kitchen next to the morgue??????? So Kathy made the ghost unhappy so it pushed her off the curb?? The pain in her arm is better today, but it will take approximately 6 weeks to heal. I’ll try to keep you informed. Thanks.
Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a great weekend. I just finished the Cozy mystery Challenge for 2017! YAY! I read twenty cozy mysteries! The first ten were specific sub-genres and the second ten were cozies of our own choosing. Here I’ve listed the ten of my own choosing. The first four mysteries are my favorites! 🙂
“An Act of Murder,” by Mary Angela. (A Professor Prather Mystery) This is one of my favorites! I’m looking forward to the second cozy in this series!
“Clock and Dagger,” by Julianne Holmes. (Clock Shop Mystery #2) Another Favorite!
“Smugglers and Scones,” by Morgan C. Talbot (Moorehaven Mysteries #1) Favorite!
“Iced Under,” by Barbara Ross (A Maine Clambake Mystery) Favorite!
“Tea With Milk and Murder,” by H. Y. Hannah (Oxford Tearoom Mystery #2)
“A Scone To Die For.” by H. Y. Hannah (Oxford Tearoom Mystery #1)
“Caught Read-Handed,” by Terrie Farley Moran (A Read ‘Em and Eat Mystery #2)
“Sowed to Death,” Peg Cochran (Farmer’s Daughter Mystery #2)
“The Iced Princess,” by Christine Husom (Snow Globe Shop Mystery #2)
Happy Reading! 🙂