(Joseph L. Mankiewicz, US 1947, 104 min., 35mm)
Eastman Museum Council Valentine’s Day Brunch & Film. Perhaps one of cinema’s most beloved romances, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir blends fantasy and reality in a wistful love story that continues to resonate with contemporary audiences. Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney are perfectly cast as the titular leads and possess an on-screen chemistry that drives the story forward. George Sanders, smooth and elegant as a cardboard lover, Natalie Wood as Mrs. Muir’s young daughter Anna, and Edna Best as the devoted Martha, provide stellar supporting performances, under Mankiewicz’s finely tuned direction. And it is all enveloped in Bernard Herrmann’s timeless musical score full of yearning, love, and what might have been. Note earlier start time.
Valentine’s Day Brunch & Film: Brunch will be served in the Potter Peristyle, followed by the screening in the Dryden. $45 per person, includes brunch and film. Reservations required for brunch: (585) 271-3361 ext. 222. Organized by the Eastman Museum Council.