|The Ghost and Mrs. Muir|
I know I'm not alone. There are others out there that will watch a movie again and again to see the details of the historic house. On Valentine's Day, what better movie to watch than The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, released in 1942 and starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison? Gene Tierney plays the part of Lucy Muir, a young widow who rents a charming cottage by the sea, only to discover it is inhabited by Captain Daniel Gregg, a handsome ship captain's ghost (played by Rex Harrison).
Not to diminish the performances of Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison, which were wonderful, but the HOUSE. Oh my, the house.... Gull Cottage, vine covered and romantic with tall windows, crackling fires in the hearth, and gas lighting. This set was actually built in California and dismantled after the movie production. But it certainly lives on in my mind as the quintessential ship captain's cottage by the sea. What is your favorite romantic movie house?