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By Love Possessed (1961)

Neurotic woman engages in an affair with the law partner of her impotent husband.



(screenplay) (as John Dennis), (novel)

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Complete credited cast:
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Arthur Winner
Julius Penrose (as Jason Robards Jr.)
Warren Winner
Helen Detweiler
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Neurotic woman engages in an affair with the law partner of her impotent husband.

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ALL OF THEM WERE BY LOVE POSSESSED! The bold best-seller that sent a fever through America now fires the screen!




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Release Date:

23 November 1961 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

A Posse do Amor  »

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Did You Know?


In 1961, TWA began showing in-flight movies on a regular basis. This film kicked-off the program and became the first movie screened in-flight by an airline. See also Come September (1961). But for the very first in-flight movie see The Lost World (1925). See more »


Marjorie Penrose: You made me feel like I was an animal... before I knew I *was* one.
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Referenced in Queer as Folk: Starting a Whole New Life (2004) See more »


Solamente Una Vez
Written by Agustín Lara
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Possessed by what?
12 April 2006 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Awful. BY LOVE POSSESSED is a really horrendous movie --- a soap opera completely devoid of style and class. Lana Turner cheats on husband Jason Robards Jr. by having an affair Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Turner obviously likes good lineage, but that's still one junior too many! The characters drink a lot and ride horses and live in absurd houses on acres and acres of land. Zimbalist's ne'er do well son is played by George Hamilton. He's being blackmailed by party girl Yvonne Craig while trying to get something started with débutante Susan Kohner. The less said about Hamilton's acting the better. Turner and Zimbalist are dreadful and Robards is saddled with the absurd task of playing a drunk. He acts and acts and acts. As Zimbalist's patient wife, Barbara Bel Geddes emerges unscathed. Directed by a clearly derailed John Sturges.

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