Blithe spirit

United Kingdom, 1945

Film
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Based on the novel by Noel Coward. Charles, a celebrated novelist and his second wife, Ruth, invite a medium to dinner to aid Charles in writing a thriller about mediums. At the seance, unseen by others present, Charles’ first wife, Elvira, appears and although the medium and Ruth attempt to send Elvira back, she has devised a scheme to keep Charles with her forever. Stars Rex Harrison, Kay Hammond, Constance Cummings and Margaret Rutherford.

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Credits

production company

Two Cities Films

Cineguild

producer

Anthony Havelock-Allan

director

David Lean

Duration

01:36:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1945

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302383

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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