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By Love Possessed (1961)

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

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Marjorie Penrose
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Arthur Winner
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Julius Penrose (as Jason Robards Jr.)
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Warren Winner
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Helen Detweiler
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Noah Tuttle
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Dr. Reggie Shaw
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Veronica Kovacs
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Jerry Brophy
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Bernie Breck
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Junie McCarthy
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Clarissa Winner
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Neurotic woman engages in an affair with the law partner of her impotent husband.

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affair | based on novel

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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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23 November 1961 (Mexico)  »

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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 »

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By Love Possessed
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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By Love Possessed was a fine soap opera-like movie to me
11 August 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

If you've been reading my reviews under my username for the past two months, you probably know that I've been going through various films and TV appearances of the original "Dallas" cast in chronological order since the day after the new one on TNT premiered. So it's now 1961 with a Barbara Bel Geddes performance in a role familiar to anyone who knows her as Miss Ellie on the show-that of a mother and wife who's not afraid to confront and comfort her husband and son without at least trying to understand their troubles. Hubby is Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. and son is George Hamilton. The latter gets mixed in with a woman named Veronica played by Yvonne Craig-you know, the one who later became Batgirl on the Adam West series. Supposedly the leading lady is Lana Turner but her scenes come and go so much that it feels she's just as much support as a pre-Archie Bunker Carroll O'Connor as a cop, or Thomas Mitchell-a player of my favorite movie, It's a Wonderful Life-who commands the screen whenever he's on which is much more than Ms. Turner, I must say. Other worthy players of note include Susan Kohner-reuniting with her previous co-star from Imitation of Live, Ms. Turner-and Jason Robards, Jr., years before his consecutive Oscar wins for All the Presidents Men and Julia. I really liked the way the complexities of the characterizations were handled here and how the subject of accusation of rape was addressed. So on that note, I highly recommend By Love Possessed.


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