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Voice in the Mirror (1958)

Jim Burton has become a chronic alcoholic since the death of his young daughter, and is cared for by hard-working wife. A doctor's warning that Jim could become mentally ill strikes enough ... See full summary »

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Paul Cunningham
Harry Bartell ...
Harry Graham
Peggy Converse ...
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Mrs. Devlin
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Mrs. Robbins
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Don Martin (as Casey Adams)
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William R. 'Bill' Tobin
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Jim Burton has become a chronic alcoholic since the death of his young daughter, and is cared for by hard-working wife. A doctor's warning that Jim could become mentally ill strikes enough fear into him that he really wants to cure himself, but he can't. One night, he meets William Tobin, a fellow drunk, and finds that he helps himself by trying to help Tobin. Thus is born, amid setbacks, a group resembling Alcoholics Anonymous. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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13 August 1958 (USA)  »

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Die Stimme im Spiegel  »

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An overlooked slice-of-life movie about alcoholism
7 January 2001 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

Richard Egan and Julie London are so realistic together, and Arthur O'Connell merely devastating in this excellent depiction of the struggles of an American alcoholic. The pressures are realistically depicted, and the struggles vividly felt. The excellent performances never hit a false note. I give it 9 out of 10.


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