The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Mr. Fairley never intended to marry Mrs. Muir. He is a marry man who likes to court women. Mrs. Muir lives the rest of her days a lonely widow. Captain Gregg keeps his promise, and comes back at her death to spend eternity with her.

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Continuity mistake: To show time has passed, the wooden fence on the beach deteriorates, but the top of the fence, with Anna Muir carved in it, was never anywhere near the water - it was way up inland, far away from the water's edge - but now it is in the water, waves washing over it.

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Lucy Muir: This is he 20th century. We must rid ourselves of the old fetishes and taboos.

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Question: On the beach, Mr Scroggins carves Anna's name - Anna Muir - on the end of the wrong end of a wooden "fence" (it faces inland; so how on earth could captains at sea see her name as they pass by?) and what is the purpose of the wooden "fence"?

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Chosen answer: The scene takes place at a public beach where Anna and her mother go swimming and the fence may be connected to that. Anna is a small child and Mr. Scroggins carves her name where she can always easily see it, and it is far away from the water's edge. Of course, for the purpose of the movie, it was placed in such a way to be seen by the audience as a way to gauge the amount of time that is passing. It becomes worn and deteriorated over the years.

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