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Edward G. Robinson
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Vittorio De Sica
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The film was bashed by critics upon release because of the disturbing scene where a young boy is forced to strip. In a 2004 Entertainment Weekly article author Stephen King cited the movie while addressing issues of censorship. King said had The Possession of Joel Delaney been released today it would be rated NC-17 for that scene alone. See more »
" The only thing more powerful than evil is Ignorance "
Fear has always accompanied mankind ever since he took his first steps from the cave. Indeed, man has always been afraid of anything which he cannot understand. From the beginning of time, man has always created his Gods according to his levels of stupidity. Throughout time, science has sought to explain that every phenomenon has a rational explanation. But if Science is slow to understand and explain the strange and unusual, the ignorant will jump to the first conclusion explained by the charlatans among them. A case in point. This movie which preceded The Exorcist by a year, is called " The Possesson of Joel Delaney. " The story is that of a wealthy socialite, named Norah Benson (Shirley MacLain) who discovers her brother Joel (Perry King) is becoming mentally unhinged and is more irrational each day. Those around him believe he is possessed by a violent demon. She tries to help by calling on modern doctors and specialists. Because they are unable to cure him immediately, she desperately turns to magic, medicine men and voodoo healers. Despite their beads, rattles, chants and magical incantations, they too remain powerless to help. Finally, she is advised to leave the city and flee before her brother becomes a danger to her children, Peter and Carrie (David Elliott and Lisa Kohane) Unfortunate the dark drama of this film multiplies as Joel pursues her sister and the children to a beach house where in his demented state he plans to murder them. The incredible movie is superb in it's selection of MacClain, Perry, Elliott, Kohane and Michael Horden. The controversial scenes which were used by critics to condemned this film are mostly in the small minds of myopic censors who have never beheld anything stranger than a cat and dog fight. For the majority of audiences, the movie becomes a Classic and a milestone in the long journey away from censorship. An excellent film for the open-minded not afraid to take giant steps away from the cave door. ****
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