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I'm watching the original film of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

It's 20th Century Fox. Such a shame Angela Lansbury was still under exclusive contract to MGM. She would have been so perfect as Gene Tierney's maid.

by Anonymousreply 21October 15, 2021 4:27 PM

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by Anonymousreply 1October 15, 2021 11:59 AM


by Anonymousreply 2October 15, 2021 12:01 PM

Tierney is such teensy-weensy little thing even when she wears high heels.

She has a tiny voice that Angela with her big voice, big personality and big bust, would completely overwhelm her.

The sexy ghost would go for the busty maid instead of the etiolated Tierney.

by Anonymousreply 3October 15, 2021 12:11 PM

One of the classiest weepers ever, and Rex was divine, a perfect foil for Tierney's exquisite beauty. And, that haunting score by Bernard Hermann.

Fuck the PC shit.

by Anonymousreply 4October 15, 2021 12:13 PM

R3 The secy ghost can't go for anyone, his cock is ectoplasm, remember?

That was the whole fucking point, you moron: the exquisitely dainty, hemmed in by hrr culture, throws off the traces, asserts her independence, stands up to the earthy but dead ghost, and ends up writing his bawdy memoir.

You don't know much about narrative tension, do you?

It's contrast and contradiction that get you a good story.

Next, you'll be telling us that if only Rhett had stuck to Belle Watling, everything would have been fine.

Scarlett was a dainty beauty, too.

by Anonymousreply 5October 15, 2021 12:21 PM

^*sexy (not secy)

by Anonymousreply 6October 15, 2021 12:21 PM

Nothing Tierney ever did will surpass the brilliance of Leave Her to Heaven. I can't post about that without giving away spoilers. But such a nasty, wonderful film.

by Anonymousreply 7October 15, 2021 12:37 PM

What a mean asshole R5 is.

by Anonymousreply 8October 15, 2021 12:40 PM

Tierney just said to the maid "How dare you!" and called herself "a respectable widow woman." Then she told the maid to go downstairs and make them both a cup of tea.

by Anonymousreply 9October 15, 2021 12:40 PM

[quote] It's contrast and contradiction that get you a good story.

Yes, R5 The Exquisitely Dainty versus The Ectoplastic Cock.

by Anonymousreply 10October 15, 2021 12:44 PM

So Tierney and Martha, the maid, grow old together and have an argument about whether Tierney should have a glass of warm milk. Then Harrison's ghost shows up again and kind of escorts Tierney off to Heaven.

All's well that ends well, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 11October 15, 2021 1:25 PM

Oh Lord, I so need to go to bed but they're following The Ghost and Mr. Muir with William Castle's 13 Ghosts! I haven't seen that in at least 30 years and can't wait! Guess I'll just have to be tired tomorrow.

"You haven't done anything you can be arrested for, have you Daddy?"

"No. Not lately"

by Anonymousreply 12October 15, 2021 1:33 PM

Martin Milner in his youthful prime! I'd forgotten!

by Anonymousreply 13October 15, 2021 1:41 PM

And Margaret Hamilton as the medium who leads the seances! How good can this get!!!!

by Anonymousreply 14October 15, 2021 1:50 PM

Dr. Zorba!, the musical. Andrea Martin in the Margaret Hamilton role.

by Anonymousreply 15October 15, 2021 1:55 PM

I haven't seen this black and white thing for decades.

Is it another of those Joseph L Manckiewicz ones where the characters do nothing but talk on and on and on?

by Anonymousreply 16October 15, 2021 2:03 PM

Better than Mankiewicz. William Castle.

by Anonymousreply 17October 15, 2021 2:06 PM

Margaret Hamilton: Tonight death walks again in this evil house.

by Anonymousreply 18October 15, 2021 3:00 PM

Martin Milner turns out to be the villain and meets an unfortunate end. But he and the little boy share a secret from the rest of the characters and if you really want to, you can read a gay subtext into their dialog.

Meanwhile, at the end, the little boy says to Margaret Hamilton, "You really are an evil witch, aren't you?"

Hamilton: "Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies."

Pretty good cheap fun overall.

by Anonymousreply 19October 15, 2021 3:12 PM

Milner keeps reminding the little boy that the treasure he found is their special secret. They have this special secret they can't tell anybody else about.

Those scenes aren't played or shot as homoerotic but, yeah, the dialog could be suggestive if you wanted to think of it that way.

by Anonymousreply 20October 15, 2021 3:50 PM

What a pathetic snowflake R8 is.

Stupid comments merit sharp reproofs.

by Anonymousreply 21October 15, 2021 4:27 PM
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