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The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956)

 -  Drama  -  1 October 1956 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Ruth Simmons
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Morey Bernstein
Nancy Gates ...
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 ...
Cranmer
Charles Maxwell ...
Father Bernard
Walter Kingsford ...
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Noel Leslie ...
Edgar Cayce
William Joseph Barker ...
Himself (as William J. Barker)
Eilene Janssen ...
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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1 October 1956 (USA)  »

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La vita oltre la vita  »

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"Bridey" is pronounced "Briddy", short for "Bridget". See more »

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Referenced in The She-Creature (1956) See more »

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I believe in Bridey!
19 August 1999 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This film is modestly budgeted, and was no doubt hastily made. But it is nonetheless a fascinating cultural artifact, a portrait of a time when the idea of reincarnation was a radical concept in America. The director had a genuine interest in the subject, and the always appealing Teresa Wright does a lovely job dancing the "Morning Jig." In many ways, this film is a lot more forthright and a lot less hokey than "The Three Faces of Eve," which would make an interesting pairing with "Bridey" on a double bill. I have to give it an unweighted 8, and pray that Shirley MacLaine never decides to remake it.


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