Blithe Spirit

1945

Action / Comedy / Fantasy

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Rex Harrison as Charles Condomine
Margaret Rutherford as Madame Arcati
Noel Coward as Narrator
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673.92 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 36 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Paul Reed 10 / 10

A comic masterpiece with all the right ingredients

Noel Coward wrote Blithe Spirit in 5 days during Britain's darkest days of the Second World War. The play completed 3 decades as Britain's longest run in West End for a comedic play. The film which was adapted from the play was directed by David Lean and incorporated some of the most sophisticated special effects yet seen in a movie. The film tackles some dark themes such as death and falling in and out of love. The characters themselves are on the face of it unsympathetic. Elvira is a siren, Ruth is shrewish and Charles a misogynist. Despite this the film works well as a comedy because of the quick and clever dialogue between the characters and the scene stealing performances of Margaret Rutherford's Madame Arcarti. You end laughing at and sometimes with the characters as one would do a Shakespeare comedy. Never has a film about death been so funny

Reviewed by Mark Whiston 9 / 10

Outstanding Performances left for Posterity

Noel Coward wrote this play whilst holidaying in Wales with Joyce Carey. Originally produced in 1941 at London's Piccadilly Theatre this screenplay follows closely the original dialogue and both Margaret Rutherford and Kay Hammond reprise their West-End roles. N.B. Rex Harrison never played Charles Condomine on stage and was criticised severely by Noel Coward for not having the required comic timing and being too 'straight'. However, the feeling of the original play comes over well, although the main change happens at the end where Charles also dies to join his wives. Margaret Rutherford is the real star here putting in a performance which was completely overlooked at the 'Oscars' which in those days American actors were normally the nominees. The role of Madame Arcati made her a star and 'Blithe Spirit' is now engraved on her tombstone. A fitting tribute to one of Britain's greatest comediennes.

Reviewed by kokelly60 10 / 10

Excellent Film

I really enjoyed this film! My middle daughter is a big Margaret Rutherford fan and she really excelled in this. Constance Cummings was also brilliant in her part and I think it is sad that she did not excel in film afterwards for whatever reason. I only heard about this film a number of months ago and since buying it on DVD I have watched it a number of times and still enjoy it.

Its a film from a "bygone" era so to speak as they really don't make films like these anymore.

I would highly recommend this film and would have no hesitation in giving it a 10 out of 10!!

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