The ingenious plot tells how novelist Charles Condomine invites into his placid country home an eccentric, breezy lady medium in order to learn the language of the occult. Little does Charles or his lovely second wife, Ruth, dream that the seance staged by the medium will summon back Charles' first wife, now "passed over" for seven years. The lady from beyond, still handsome, still mischievous, appears and torments Charles by reminding him of their days and nights together. But, since Charles is the only one that can see or hear her, everyone else thinks he is losing his mind. Hilariously funny, brilliant, clever and about as cockeyed as a play can be.