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The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956)

Approved | | Drama | 1 October 1956 (USA)
After being shown what hypnotism can do, a Doctor sets out to study it in depth. When experimenting on his friend's wife, she regresses back to an earlier life- that of Bridey Murphy. ... See full summary »

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Ruth Simmons
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Morey Bernstein
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Hazel Bernstein
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Rex Simmons
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Dr. Deering
Tom McKee ...
Catlett
Janet Riley ...
Lois Morgan
Charles Boaz ...
Jerry Thomas
Lawrence Fletcher ...
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Charles Maxwell ...
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Walter Kingsford ...
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Noel Leslie ...
Edgar Cayce
William Joseph Barker ...
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Bradford Jackson ...
Brian MacCarthy at Age 17
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After being shown what hypnotism can do, a Doctor sets out to study it in depth. When experimenting on his friend's wife, she regresses back to an earlier life- that of Bridey Murphy. Several hypnotic sessions explore the life and death of Murphy, a 19th Century Irish lady who lived in Cork and Belfast from 1798 to 1864. The Doctor then attempts to verify if Bridey Murphy really existed. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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Most people in Ireland would pronounce Bridey, as Bride with a y. See more »

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A well-made take on the world of hypno-therapy
25 November 2002 | by (Sydney, Aus.) – See all my reviews

I saw this film once late at night (or early in the morning) on television when I was in High School. One thing that struck me about this film that was different to so many others was its ability to captivate me even at that hour, which is generally the type of braindead time usually reserved only for the watching of 'Beavis and Butthead Do America' or 'Dude Where's My Car?'. The fact that at two in the morning ANY film could have a riveting story line absolutely amazed me.

While 'The Search for Bridey Murphy' is largely a fantasy, it is a very interesting one and the end leaves you wanting more. I urge anybody and everybody to search for 'The Search for Bridey Murphy' at all their local video stores. It is definitely worth a watch.


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