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Blithe Spirit

7.11 h 31 min2019U
Noël Coward’s comic play is transformed to Oscar-winning effect by David Lean. A writer – seeking material for his book – accidentally summons the ghost of his late wife, much to the chagrin of his new one. 1945
Rex HarrisonConstance CummingsKay Hammond
English [CC]
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4.7 out of 5 stars

222 global ratings

  1. 81% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 10% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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C. MurrayReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 January 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Is there anybody there . . . who doesn’t love Noel Coward!?
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This is an old favourite of mine. It combines the wit of Noel Coward with the eccentricity of Margaret Rutherford - what’s not to love.
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 February 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Always a classic a must watch.
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Brilliant ⭐ This original film which was written and produced by the genius Noel Coward is an all time classic and although made in 1945 will always be the best, knocking spots off the 2020 remake.
Noel Coward forever ❤️
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DAVID BURNReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 April 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellently Restored, Excellent Film!
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This is for me the definitive version of this story. I was really impressed by how the film has been digitally restored, with great colour, without being too vivid. An excellent film, I think, with an excellent cast. Brilliant!
R.M.C.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 February 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Can't beat the original
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What is not to like with a Noel Coward, slick, sparky, dynamic script.
The recent remake is fun but nothing compares to the original movie. Holds up to this day.
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Tranter UKReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 February 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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If you have not seen the original film version of this play, you should. Margaret Rutherford in splendid form. I enjoyed every second.
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Anne M.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 January 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Blithe Spirit - film vs theatre production
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Just loved the whole movie...
Saw the play with Jennifer Saunders the day before and wanted to compare the two.. simply loved both - but the movie slightly more
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BearscoutReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 July 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Film classic beautifully remastered
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A lovely film adaptation of the classic Noel Coward play, with a little ‘artistic licence’ at the end, but it still works.
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CatieLeeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 September 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Only one word brilliant
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To be honest I didnt find anything not to like. Superb plot and brilliant acting. Margaret Rutherford as Madam Arcarti was superbly hilarious.
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