The head of the Green Manors mental asylum Dr. Murchison is retiring to be replaced by Dr. Edwardes, a famous psychiatrist. Edwardes arrives and is immediately attracted to the beautiful but cold Dr. Constance Petersen. However, it soon becomes apparent that Dr. Edwardes is in fact a paranoid amnesiac impostor. He goes on the run with Constance who tries to help his condition and solve the mystery of what happened to the real Dr. Edwardes. Written by
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The first preview took place on 27 September 1944, after which David O. Selznick deleted an opening montage showing treatment of mental cases. After principal photography was completed, Selznick was involved with sound re-recording of the dialogue and the editing, eliminating about 14 minutes of the film. See more »
After buying tickets for Rome, the placement of the money in Dr. Peterson's right hand changes between shots See more »
Miss Carmichael, please. Dr. Petersen is ready for you.
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Just before the opening credits, an overture is played. See more »
I didn't like "Spellbound". I felt performances by Peck and Bergman were played to dramatic. The film's musical score also seemed to over power the scenes, rather than complimenting them as a supporting character. I felt bombarded by music rather than plot and performance.
I don't feel "Spellbound" nor earlier Hitch films contains the Hitch substance that his later films do. "Spellbound" in particular seemed to omit the philosophical underlinings and dark humor of Hitch's later films like "Strangers on a Train", "Rope", "The Trouble with Harry", "Rear Window" to name a few.
I didn't like "Spellbound". If you're a 1950's Hitch film fan, it's likely you will not either.
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