The movie begins with Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney) leaving the home where she lived with family to find her own place in London around 1900. She finds a house they say is haunted, but haunted be damned she wants the place. She moves in with her daughter played by Natalie Wood and wouldn’t you know it, it turns out it’s haunted. But it’s not just any haunting. This place is haunted by Rex Harrison doing a bad impression of a sailor who is never the less lovable and named Captain Daniel Gregg. They form a bond that helps Mrs. Muir through her early years in the house and gets her on her own two feet. They even write a book together.
There really is nothing else, it’s basically a two actor film with one set. However, despite feeling like the whole thing would have been better suited to the stage than the screen, when the ending came around I welled up with tears. So despite some theatrical shortcomings, I am sure you will be won over by the chemistry between Tierney and Harrison as well as the wonderful directing by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. I recommend it.