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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David O. Selznick wanted Miklós Rózsa to swell the orchestra from 14 violins to 28 as he had liked the effect that that had brought when Franz Waxman did it while scoring Rebecca (1940). In addition, Selznick was dissatisfied with Rozsa's musical cue for the skiing sequence and replaced it with one from Waxman's score for "Suspicion." See more »
When Dr. Brulov wakes J.B. to ask about his dreams, J.B.'s hair is very messed up. However, when Dr. Peterson enters the room with coffee a couple of minutes later, J.B.'s hair is neat, even though he hasn't combed it. 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 »
Could this one be the most underrated of all Hitchcock's American movies/What?only 7.6?And however,you've got plenty of movies for the price of one!Come on ,wake up,and give this triumph its due!
1.It's a mystery movie:Peck suffers from amnesia,he may or may not be a criminal,only snatches of memory come back and he can't put them together.Some clues appear,the "lines" vision is the most famous.
2.It's a movie full of suspense;great scenes:the letter which Bergman tries to hide,the news papers at the railway station.
3.It's a chase movie:Bergman and Peck escape from the nursing home and search a shrink's colleague help.
4.It's a dreamlike movie:not only for the Dali's -too often unfairly dismissed-dream.Actually, the whole story is wrapped in a supernatural,eerie atmosphere.
5.It's a romantic story:the scenes outside the nursing home in country landscapes are wonderfully and lovingly filmed.
6.It's a movie of redemption:Bergman falls in love with her patient,and she's got to struggle -thanks Mister Freud- to help Peck to recover his
7.It's a technically astounding movie,as in every Hitch movie:it features the shortest color scene (it's a black and white movie)in cinema.And I won't tell you when it appears,watch out.
8.It's a movie from the Master of suspense,and I trade you "a lapse of memory","shattered" and "the third day " for "Spellbound"!It deserves to be in the top 250!
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