Who remembers "THE GHOST & MRS. MUIR"?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 4:35 AM GMT
    Here's the pilot episode. Bring back memories?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 5:13 AM GMT
    I vaguely remember it. Esp the Captain with his beard. I can picture him in my head, but that's about all.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 5:14 AM GMT
    Years after that show I interviewed Charles Nelson Reilly, who was a co-star of the program. Very nice guy
  • masculumpedes

    Posts: 5549

    Mar 20, 2010 5:22 AM GMT
    Yeah I remember it..never missed an episode....icon_wink.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 5:26 AM GMT
    "Handsome is as handsome does" ... hmmm ... "Stupid is as stupid does"???
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 5:36 AM GMT
    wow. thanks for posting. that was about the same time as "please don't eat the daisies..."
  • tennsjock

    Posts: 349

    Mar 20, 2010 10:40 AM GMT
    Really? Never knew there was a television series, but I remember the movie. I'll have to check this out - was it any good?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 10:42 AM GMT
    Yes, for some reason The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Please Don't Eat the Daisies kind of go together in my mind too. Maybe because they were two of the first TV series (perhaps the very first two) to be spun off from movies (though both movies were based on books, and it's likely that the series credited the books rather than the movies).

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is, of course, a much better movie than it was a TV series. The movie is really a classic. And even if the movie Please Don't Eat the Daisies isn't quite the classic that The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is, it's still pretty good. Not so sure the sitcom would hold up very well.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 1:32 PM GMT
    theatrengym saidYes, for some reason The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Please Don't Eat the Daisies kind of go together in my mind too. Maybe because they were two of the first TV series (perhaps the very first two) to be spun off from movies (though both movies were based on books, and it's likely that the series credited the books rather than the movies).

    Earlier 1950s US examples of movie-to-TV-series would be Topper (minus Cary Grant, but adding an inebriated St. Bernard for TV), Lassie, Rin Tin Tin (both features and short 1-reeler serials going back to the silent era), I Remember Momma, and I know there were others, were my memory in gear this morning.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 1:53 PM GMT
    I loved Topper...Leo G. Carroll....with George and Marian Kirby as the ghosts. I didnt care for Neil.

  • rnch

    Posts: 11524

    Mar 20, 2010 1:58 PM GMT
    hope lange was as beautiful in the tv series as jean tierney (sp?) was in the movie.icon_cool.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
    Caslon13000 saidI loved Topper...Leo G. Carroll....with George and Marian Kirby as the ghosts. I didnt care for Neil.

    Yeah, the drunk dog was a silly gimmick they didn't need, but I think tied in with the premise of the Kirbys having been killing in an avalanche while skiing, rather than in a car crash as in the movie.

    Topper's wife was a classic ditzoid, played by Lee Patrick, who had a similar role in Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell, as the vapid Mrs. Upson. Thurston Hall was another character actor, who played Topper's boss and foil, Mr. Schuyler. An almost identical roll he had opposite Danny Kaye in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Early US TV was filled with these movie actors.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 2:25 PM GMT
    rnch saidhope lange was as beautiful in the tv series as jean tierney (sp?) was in the movie.icon_cool.gif

    Gene Tierney. Considered a great beauty in her day, her characters were often quite complex and troubled, and rather than play the smiling ingenue, she accepted roles with a less easy-to-like edginess. Her greatest part, of course, was in Laura, 1944. And not to be unkind to the lovely Hope Lange, but Tierney could act rings around her.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Tierney
  • rnch

    Posts: 11524

    Mar 20, 2010 2:29 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Red_Vespa said.... And not to be unkind to the lovely Hope Lange, but Tierney could act rings around her.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Tierney[/quote] i don't disagree! icon_wink.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 2:33 PM GMT
    yep, saw the movie first, then the TV series:




    and NEVER, but NEVER missed Topper!icon_biggrin.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    Yep, I remember seeing the TV series first and then the original movie version, which I liked much better - should've tipped me off that I was gay then!
  • HndsmKansan

    Posts: 16311

    Mar 20, 2010 5:22 PM GMT
    I remember hearing about it and seeing it in reruns. It was a little before my time, but I'm surprised it wasn't on longer.
  • CuriousJockAZ

    Posts: 19119

    Mar 20, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    I remember it...was right after Petticoat Junction and Green Acres icon_lol.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 6:15 PM GMT
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 6:30 PM GMT
    BiGymGuy saidyep, saw the movie first, then the TV series:



    and NEVER, but NEVER missed Topper!icon_biggrin.gif

    Thanks, a very nice sequence from YouTube. That highlights the wonderful musical score of Bernard ("Bernie") Herrmann, one of my most favorite Hollywood composers. He went on to score Alfred Hitchcock's greatest movies, from Vertigo to North by Northwest, and the famous shower murder scene from Psycho. A unique talent, too little remembered today.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    Earlier 1950s US examples of movie-to-TV-series would be Topper (minus Cary Grant, but adding an inebriated St. Bernard for TV), Lassie, Rin Tin Tin (both features and short 1-reeler serials going back to the silent era), I Remember Momma, and I know there were others, were my memory in gear this morning.


    Ah! How could I forget Topper? Especially since a bunch of episodes were written or co-written by Stephen Joshua Sondheim.

    When I was very, very young, I used to watch Topper (the series) in syndication and I loved it. Then about 10 or 12 years ago, ABC in New York used to show it on Friday nights at about 4:30 a.m. Talk about disappointment. Gave new meaning to the word deadly. (No pun intended.)

    Can't believe I completely forgot about Lassie, Rin Tin Tin and I Remember Mama. Of course, like Please Don't Eat the Daisies and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (and Topper, too), two of those were originally books.

    There was actually a series of Topper novels.

    I Remember Mama also had (as you probably already know) a long history. Before the movie, there was a hugely successful Broadway play, which was based on Mama's Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes, which I think was put together by Forbes from a bunch of her short stories (based, of course, on her real-life mother and family experiences). After the play was made into a movie, it then became a radio series, then the TV series. Then, eventually, it was the source material for Richard Rodgers's final Broadway musical (not a success), a show that caused Bette Midler to quip (in relation to both that show and the disastrous Lost Horizon movie musical), "I never miss a Liv Ullman musical."

    As you probably also know, Rin Tin Tin and Lassie were also radio series.

    Another fairly early television series that was based on a similar group of earlier sources was the very short-lived My Sister Eileen with Elaine Stritch.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 10:30 PM GMT
    Remember "Dark Shadows"?
    Barnabus..........Angelique...........Quentins Theme?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 10:35 PM GMT
    I don't remember the t.v. series. However, Netflix recently recommned this movie to me. It was fantastic.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 20, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
    I loved watching it as a kid.Hope Lange was very beautiful.Sadly she died too young a couple of years ago.She was in the original Peyton Place movie which as a gay boy I of course love haha.I watched the TV show in reruns in the 70's.Hope Lange was also in a great movie that is tailor made for gay men called "The Best of Everything" from the late 50's,even Joan Crawford is in it haha.Hope Lange also made a good made for TV horror movie in the early 70's.Rest in Peace Hope!
  • AMATHOS

    Posts: 61

    Mar 21, 2010 12:00 AM GMT
    watched the movie don't recall the tv series from syndication