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New on Video: ‘Caught’

8 July 2014 7:07 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Caught

Directed by Max Ophüls

Written by Arthur Laurents

USA, 1949

Max Ophüls’ third feature in America, Caught, from 1949, is an evocative amalgam of a domesticated melodramatic tragedy and a dynamic film noir sensibility. The picture stars Barbara Bel Geddes as Leonora Eames, a studious adherent to charm school principles who dreams of becoming a glamorous model, or at least marrying a young, handsome millionaire. She gets the latter when she meets Smith Ohlrig (Robert Ryan), a wealthy “international something” who gives her the superficial materials she desires but little else. Their marriage is an arduous sham. He works late hours on unclear projects while she is left to dwell uselessly in their extravagant mansion. He’s cruel to her and careless. A way out of the stifling relationship comes in the form of a job as a doctor’s receptionist. Leonora leaves Ohlrig and moves into Manhattan, where she eventually »

- Jeremy Carr

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Caught (1949)

6 June 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 8, 2014

Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Olive Films

Barbara Bel Geddes and James Mason are Caught.

The 1949 film noir drama Caught directed by the great Max Ophuls (Lola Montes, The Earrings of Madame D…)  makes its U.S. DVD and Blu-ray debut courtesy of Olive Films.

Caught is a tale of Leonora (Barbara Bel Geddes, Vertigo), an aspiring carhop who meets and marries a mysterious millionaire, Smith Ohlrig (Robert Ryan, God’s Little Acre). Soon after the wedding, Laura realizes she’s trapped in a loveless marriage with a ruthless workaholic husband who torments her with twisted mind games. Unable to obtain a divorce from Smith, she moves out of the mansion and goes to work for a dedicated doctor, Larry Quinada (James Mason, Bigger Than Life). The two quickly fall in love but the romance comes to an abrupt halt when Leonora learns that she is pregnant with Ohlrig’s child… »

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Interview with Annette Bening, Arie Posin, Ed Harris and Annette Insdorf about The Face Of Love

6 March 2014 2:18 PM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The Face Of Love - Annette Bening, Ed Harris, director Arie Posin with Annette Insdorf at the Paley Center For Media Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Face Of Love is the story of a man and his double and questions what it is that we love in another's face. Annette Bening plays Nicki, a woman whose job it is to stage houses in Los Angeles so that they seem lived in for prospective buyers. Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo casts long shadows over the scenery and director Arie Posin, with deft strokes, uses them as mirror and deceit. "In pursuit of the past" is more than the title of an art exhibition. Ed Harris plays a double role (husband Garret and lover-painter Tom); he is Kim Novak to Annette Bening's James Stewart. A neighbor played by Robin Williams takes over for Barbara Bel Geddes in the unrequited love department. "I love the way you look at me, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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