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Blithe Spirit (1945)

96 min - Comedy, Fantasy - 14 May 1945
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An English mystery novelist invites a medium to his home, so she may conduct a séance for a small gathering. The writer hopes to gather enough material for the book he's working on, as well as to expose the medium as a charlatan. However, proceedings take an unexpected turn, resulting in a chain of supernatural events being set into motion that wreak havoc on the man's present marriage.

Director:  David Lean
Writers:  Anthony Havelock-Allan
Stars:  Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, Margaret Rutherford, Hugh Wakefield, Joyce Carey, Jacqueline Clarke, Marie Ault, Johnnie Schofield, Noël Coward

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Storyline

An English mystery novelist invites a medium to his home, so she may conduct a séance for a small gathering. The writer hopes to gather enough material for the book he's working on, as well as to expose the medium as a charlatan. However, proceedings take an unexpected turn, resulting in a chain of supernatural events being set into motion that wreak havoc on the man's present marriage.



Tagline: One Wife Too Many

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy

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Country:   United Kingdom
Language:  English
Release Date:  14 May 1945

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Two Cities Films, Noel Coward-Cineguild

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 36 min

Academy Award Nomination and Win

SPECIAL EFFECTS — Special Visual Effects by Thomas Howard


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