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By Love Possessed (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 November 1961 (Mexico)
Neurotic woman engages in an affair with the law partner of her impotent husband.

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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! See more »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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According to contemporary sources, Lana Turner was paid $300,000 and Efrem Zibalist, Jr. $200,000 to appear in this film. 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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Another glossy Lana Turner soap
6 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Despite coming off the success of 1959's classic sudser, "Imitation of Life", and 1960's mystery/soap, "Portrait in Black", Lana Turner made a poor career choice with "By Love Possessed". Not a bad film exactly, it does pale in comparison to the other melodramas of Turner's later career. The great cast includes Efrem Zimbalist,Jr., Jason Robards, George Hamilton, Susan Kohner(the black daughter passing as white in "Imitation of Life"), and Barbara Bel Geddes. In this vehicle, Turner plays the alcoholic, pleasure-deprived wife of a handicapped lawyer(Robards). So, she begins an affair with his law partner(Zimbalist), despite the fact that he is married to Bel Geddes and has a son(Hamilton). Hamilton is involved in a lacking side plot in which he's in love with a rich, but mentally unstable local girl(Kohner). The film is super plush and has a great score. However, the character development is so lacking, that by the end of it all we don't care about them. Too bad. It could all have been so good. This movie's only worth a look if you're a big fan of Turner's.


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