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Caught (1949)

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It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband ... See full summary »

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Larry Quinada
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Leonora Eames
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Smith Ohlrig
Frank Ferguson ...
Dr. Hoffman
Curt Bois ...
Franzi Kartos
Ruth Brady ...
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Dorothy Dale
Art Smith ...
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It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband - he is power mad and insane! Since he will not grant her a divorce, she leaves her life of luxury on Long Island and goes to work as a receptionist in an impoverished doctor's office in NYC's lower east side. After Smith deceives her into a temporary reconciliation, Leonora becomes pregnant. By the time she realizes she is expecting, she and one of the doctors, Larry Quinada (James Mason), have fallen in love. But she is again lured backed to her wealthy husband to give her child financial security. Her sadistic husband is hell-bent on keeping her and her child prisoner. What will happen to Leonora? Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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17 February 1949 (USA)  »

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$1,574,422 (estimated)
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Smith Ohlrig: I was born rich. My father left me 4 million dollars. But I didn't drink it away, I didn't gamble it away, I didn't marry it away. I knew what to do with it. I've got exactly 22 and a half times that much now, and I'll have 50 times that much before I die. That's what everyone wants, isn't it? Well, I've got it. And I made it myself. Every one of my corporations - every single one - has a different staff, a different lawyer, a different accountant. Not one of them knows anything about each ...
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Another good black and white movie
23 October 2003 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

A very good black and white movie which was issued on VHS a while back, by a no-name studio. Not very good quality video or sound but I liked the movie so much, its all I have. Made in 1949, "Caught" starred Barbara Bel Geddes in the role of a young model looking for a better life. She meets a rich man and marries him (Robert Ryan) but she soon finds out that a life with everything that money can buy, cannot give her the happiness she seeks. She meets James Mason - a busy young doctor, and gets a chance to see a different kind of life. Will she abandon her rich pampered life for an ordinary life? You will have to see the movie to find out. The movie is well acted by all the cast and good enough to be picked up by a major reproducing studio and re-released on video or better still on DVD. If you like black and white movies with a good story, and ever see it listed on TV, be sure to watch it or record it.


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