The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • Wednesday May 01, 2024 2:00 PM

Joseph Mankiewicz, 1947
104 minutes

Defying her conventional in-laws, a young widow (Gene Tierney) leaves London with her daughter and moves away for a quieter life in a secluded seaside cottage. She discovers the ghost of the dead former owner, a sea captain (Rex Harrison), is haunting the house, but gathers the courage to stand up to him, and the woman and ghost become friends. Faced with dwindling means of support, Lucy agrees to the captain’s challenge to write his colorful life story.


Indulge yourself with a series featuring many of “My Favorite Films” including tales of romance, humor, suspense, satire, and heroism. Organized by Auditorium Manager Tina Gorski, a lifelong movie lover, the films in this series may hold special memories for you: no matter how many times you see them, they continue to draw you in one more time. The series features films since 1945. While many of these films are available through streaming, it’s always more fun to see them in the theater.

Make a day of it at the Modern and include extra time to visit the galleries and our special exhibitions. Enjoy lunch in Café Modern and then settle in for an afternoon screening, or plan for a coffee break afterwards with fellow film enthusiasts. 

Screenings are at 2 pm most Wednesdays in the Modern’s auditorium. Tickets are $5 (FREE for Modern members), available at the museum’s admission desk. Click here to purchase tickets online.