June 18, 2021

This Day in Halloween: Dark romantic ghost story "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" opens across the U.S. in 1947. / Illustration by Annika Krein

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir opens across the U.S. in 1947. The Oscar-nominated dark romantic ghost story featuring Rex Harrison as the ghost of a sea captain was a hit on its release. It was turned into a radio play in 1940s, a TV series in the 1960s, and a musical in 2000s. The film is still regarded as one of Hollywood’s best romantic fantasies.