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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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Helen Detweiler
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Noah Tuttle
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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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23 November 1961 (Mexico)  »

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A Posse do Amor  »

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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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mediocre certainly, but not without its merits
5 August 2005 | by (Kitchener, Ontario) – See all my reviews

It is certainly not a great movie, but it makes enjoyable television watching. The cinematography is great. It's fun just watching the marvelous rooms with the elaborate woodwork, sweeping hallways. These folks live very well. The camera is quite static so it is a visually appealing, quiet movie with very literate characters. It is fun just watching these drab folks live among such rich colors. Their lives may not be a rich tapestry, but their backgrounds sure are.

OK, the plot is very melodramatic and a bit contrived. Folks have very big problems (infidelity, crimes, court drama, family break ups) but nothing much really seems to happen. They sure talk a lot. Oh well, but late at night, when you don't want to go to sleep, this is almost perfect.


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