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Arthur Laurents (screenplay)
Libbie Block (novel)
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Release Date:
April 1949 (USA) See more »
James Mason in his first American motion picture. (One-sheet poster). See more »
It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Another good black and white movie See more (44 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Mason ... Larry Quinada

Barbara Bel Geddes ... Leonora Eames

Robert Ryan ... Smith Ohlrig

Frank Ferguson ... Dr. Hoffman

Curt Bois ... Franzi Kartos
Ruth Brady ... Maxine

Natalie Schafer ... Dorothy Dale
Art Smith ... Psychiatrist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Barbara Billingsley ... Store customer in flowered hat (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Businessman (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Servant (uncredited)
Dorothy Christy ... Wealthy Shopper (uncredited)
Sonia Darrin ... Miss Chambers (uncredited)

Wilton Graff ... Gentry (uncredited)
Ilka Grüning ... Grandmother Rudetzki (uncredited)

Jimmy Hawkins ... Kevin (uncredited)

Bernadene Hayes ... Mrs. Rudecki (uncredited)
Robert Haynes ... Butler (uncredited)
Virginia Hunter ... Lushola (uncredited)

Robert Hyatt ... Little Boy (uncredited)
Manfred Inger ... Mr. Rudetzki (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Businessman (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Cafe Customer (uncredited)

Pamela Mason ... Mrs. Fuller (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Man in Store (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Shopper (uncredited)

Frances Morris ... Kevin's Mother (uncredited)
Ann Morrison ... Miss Murray (uncredited)

Bert Stevens ... Businessman (uncredited)
Vicki Raw Stiener ... Lorraine (uncredited)

Max Wagner ... Projectionist (uncredited)

Directed by
Max Ophüls  (as Max Opuls)
Writing credits
Arthur Laurents (screenplay)

Libbie Block (novel "Wild Calendar")

Produced by
Wolfgang Reinhardt .... producer
Original Music by
Friedrich Hollaender  (as Frederick Hollander)
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Parrish 
Casting by
Jack Baur 
Art Direction by
Frank Paul Sylos  (as P. Frank Sylos)
Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Gustaf Norin .... makeup supervisor (as Gus Norin)
Production Management
Joe C. Gilpin .... executive production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albert Van Schmul .... assistant director
Robert Aldrich .... associate director (uncredited)
John Berry .... associate director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Max M. Hutchinson .... sound engineer (as Max Hutchinson)
Visual Effects by
Mario Castegnaro .... process department
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Orry-Kelly .... gowns: Miss Bel Geddes
Louise Wilson .... wardrobe manager (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Michael Luciano .... montages
Jerry Young .... assistant film editor (as Jerome Young)
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... conductor (as Constantin Bakaleinikoff)
Rudolph Polk .... musical director
Other crew
Leo Morton Schulman .... technical advisor (as Dr. Leo Morton Schulman)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:K-12 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1997) | USA:Not Rated

Did You Know?

The 1992 restoration of the film, done at UCLA Film and Television Archives, was financed by Martin Scorsese, who would direct a biopic of Howard Hughes - upon whose life the film is based - The Aviator (2004) a decade later.See more »
Leonora Eames:Posture and social useage
Smith Ohlrig:Social what?
Leonora Eames:Useage. You know, conversation, etiquette, how to pour tea
[Leonora mines this action with her hand]
Leonora Eames:, how to listen to music
[Leonora then places two fingers from her hand to her right ear]
Leonora Eames:, how to... please watch the road.
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Another good black and white movie, 23 October 2003
Author: filmsfan38 from Toronto

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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