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The Shrike (1955)

 |  Drama  |  21 June 1955 (Japan)
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A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young ... See full summary »

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Ann Downs
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Charlotte Moore
Kendall Clark ...
Dr. R.S. Bellman
Isabel Bonner ...
Dr. Barrow
Jay Barney ...
Dr. Kramer
Somar Alberg ...
Dr. Schlesinger
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Harry Downs
Richard Benedict ...
Gregory, Male Nurse
Herbie Faye ...
Tager
Martin Benedict ...
Jimmy
Will Kuluva ...
John Ankortis
Martin Newman ...
Carlos O'Brien
Billy Greene ...
Schloss
Joe Comadore ...
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A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young actress named Charlotte, are waiting to see him. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Allyson badly wanted to play a dramatic, villainous role and, according to her, "begged them to let me (play Ann Downs)." However, preview audiences said "'June Allyson would never, ever put her husband in an insane asylum and leave him there. She'd at least get him out.' We had to reshoot the end of the film [where] I went back to the insane asylum . . . So I could be good. So the public never accepted me as anything but the wife and the girl next door." See more »

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Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage ...
13 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie after I had been married for a while, and have thought about it a .lot. in the decades since. Why, you ask? I understand that so much of it, even the ending, will ring true for a certain type of person. And for others, it may seem unbelievable.

But love is not the wonderful live-happily-ever-after kind of thing that Hollywood loved to show in the old times. Love hurts, love drives you crazy, love makes you miserable sometimes.

Among your group of married people you know, there may easily be people who are trying frantically to extricate themselves from their relationship, or tragically and pathetically dream about it. If you discover who they are, ask .them. to see the movie or play and tell you what they think.

As Ferrer wanders through a doorway, beginning to move from "sad" to "crying" to "blubbering", it may seem over the top. Beware, you are just too used to what Hollywood and Broadway have been feeding you. Consider, instead, that this could indeed happen just this way in real life. This is a truly realistic movie.


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