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Year
1945
Runtime
96 min.
Director
David Lean
Genres
Comedy, Fantasy
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
3,457
Checks
834
Favs
39
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
4.7% (1:21)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. Lang Welles's avatar

    Lang Welles

    Worth watching just to admire Rutherford's wonderfully excentric style of acting. 9 years 5 months ago
  2. MilenaFlaherty's avatar

    MilenaFlaherty

    So witty. Should be on more lists. 4 years 4 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Blithe Spirit, based on a Noel Coward play, is more or less a four-hander in which Rex Harrison's stiff upper lip is unmoved by the arrival of his dead wife's ghost after a catastrophic seance. Thing is, he's remarried, and the ladies don't really get along. I'm really not to sure about Kay Hammond's green make-up as the ghost, or her drunken slur, for that matter, but you get used to these conventions. Despite the macabre streak in the story, it's all quite amusing (and saucy! they couldn't say THAT in an American film of the time!), and it only gets in trouble when it overdoes it. The Margaret Rutherford's muscled medium is quite kooky, but I find a lot of her physical business a bit trying. Similarly, while I enjoyed the crazy (if not entirely unexpected) turns the film took in the third act, there's an awful sense by that point that wit has entirely replaced emotion, and it's hard to care when no one onscreen seems to. Fun, but not entirely successful. 2 years 2 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #689 in The Criterion Collection
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  2. This movie ranks #799 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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