Blithe Spirit (1945) (1945)
January 27, 2024 1:51 PM - Subscribe

An English mystery novelist invites a medium to his home, so she may conduct a scéance for a small gathering. The writer hopes to gather enough material for the book he's working on, as well as to expose the medium as a charlatan. However, proceedings take an unexpected turn, resulting in a chain of supernatural events being set into motion that wreak havoc on the man's present marriage.

This is the first of many screen adaptations of the Noël Coward stage play, produced in 1945. Starring Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady), directed by David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia).
posted by adamrice (1 comment total)
We just watched this! There was a lot of this that's fun. The medium is generally a hoot, I don't see a lot of characters on screen like her. Rex Harrison is great, but I love pretty much every movie I've seen him in so that's no surprise. Constance Cummings is awesome too, her ribbing of her husband is so funny, one of my favorite lines is her insisting that he can kiss her good night when he comes up. Definitely shows its age and time, but lots of fun.
posted by Carillon at 11:21 PM on January 29

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