A very pleasant exercise in humorous haunting. Mrs. Muir, widowed, but determined against any further domination of her dead husband's family, escapes to a new home on the shore. There she encounters --and bests -- the dead owner who had previously managed to keep his home free of tenants by his ghostly manifestations. Through the years she heads -- and ignores, to her sorrow, the old Captain's counsel, she learns his wisdom when she breaks off her affair with a ladykiller, glimpses his tenderness when he fends off possessive relatives, guides her daughter, and warns her against her son. His dictated diary brings her money when it becomes a best seller, but only anonymous fame; his unabashed revelations of her own unconscious thinking keep her balanced for all contingencies. Her own death frees her to be with him for all time... Whimsy is as whimsy does -- and this, to our way of thinking, does all right. We liked it.