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By Love Possessed (1961)

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
Gilbert Green ...
Mr. Woolf
Frank Maxwell ...
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 | See All (2) »

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He Was But Half a Man...She Was a Whole Woman! See more »

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23 November 1961 (Mexico)  »

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A Posse do Amor  »

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Charlton Heston turned down the lead. See more »

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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 »

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By Love Possessed
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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Superb score...
3 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One thing the campy reviewer above forgot to mention was the lush score of Elmer Bernstein.

Very very memorable themes, beautifully scored... tying everything together... and haunting long after the movie is over...

It's a shame this film cannot be seen today on the networks... Too tame by today's standards... but representative of solid storytelling, and fine drama... never possible to be replaced by today's synthesized orchestras, computer drawn scenery, and wannabe character actors...

It's also a testament to an era when big name movie stars existed - something you don't have today. Those stars are from an era gone by, and never to be repeated - thanks to our interfering government breaking up the Hollywood system!!!

Today's here-today-gone-tomorrow stars just don't have it!


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