The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
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This is a sweet, funny romance between a young widow and a feisty - and dead - sea captain. She is trying to achieve an independent life for herself and her children, away from her meddling in-laws, but has little money and no head for business; the captain just wants to be left alone, but eventually he decides to give the lady a little help - in his own style, of course. Light stuff but charming, with a lot of gentle humor; recommended!
This is the novel which served as the basis for the '47 film starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison - a lovely movie, which was quite faithful to the book. There's some rearrangement of incidents in the movie but for the most part it's spot-on, and the tone is perfect. The only change that the film made that I found an improvement over the text was to beef up the role of the George Sanders character by combining two subplots; not a huge difference, but the movie version has a bit more zing - possibly due to Sanders' performance, as he sleazes so marvelously! (The book also inspired the TV series, though that was more slapstick-comedy than anything else.)
[There's a TV Tropes page on the film, with some entertaining tidbits.]
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
*** Released for the 2019 TV Series release challenge. ***
Orphan at July 2019/Meet Up.
Left 6/24/19 Little Free Library Downtown Crossing, in front of Walgreen's.