Blithe Spirit, David Lean’s delightful film version of Noël Coward’s theater sensation (onstage, it broke London box-office records before hitting Broadway), stars Rex Harrison as a novelist who cheekily invites a medium (Margaret Rutherford) to his house to conduct a séance, hoping the experience will inspire a book he’s working on. Things go decidedly not as planned when she summons the spirit of his dead first wife (Kay Hammond), a severe inconvenience for his current one (Constance Cummings). Employing Oscar-winning special effects to spruce up Coward’s theatrical farce, Blithe Spirit is a sprightly supernatural comedy with winning performances.

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4.4 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

74% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.1/10
  • Fresh 14
  • Rotten 5

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Studio
The Criterion Collection
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 1945 A Noël Coward - Cineguild Production

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Primary
English (United Kingdom) (Stereo)
Additional
English (United States)

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