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An Indecent Obsession (1985)

Sister Honour Langtree (Wendy Hughes), is in charge of a military hospital for psychiatric patients. She however transgresses boundaries by developing a sexual attraction for a new patient.

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Honour Langtry
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Michael Wilson
Richard Moir ...
Luce Daggett
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Neil Parkinson
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Benedict Maynard
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Nugget Jones
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Colonel Chinstrap
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Caroline Gillmer ...
Sally
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Sister Honour Langtree (Wendy Hughes), is in charge of a military hospital for psychiatric patients. She however transgresses boundaries by developing a sexual attraction for a new patient.

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23 May 1985 (Australia)  »

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Colleen McCullough's An Indecent Obsession  »

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The comment made by Luce Daggett (Richard Moir) that his surname "Sounds more like a sheep's bum" is based on the term 'dag' which refers to the clusters of dung caught up on the wool around a sheep's anus. See more »

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When Sergeant Wilson arrives, he is wearing a set of campaign ribbons indicating the areas in which he served during the war. The medals would not have been designed by this time (immediately after the Japanese surrender) much less issued. See more »

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Film an indecency, to our novelist Colleen.
17 November 2016 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

I somehow get the feeling, the CM novel didn't translate well to screen, where beyond the really good performances, for which Moir and Little, were justly commended, especially Little (he's brilliant) though I really liked Garry Sweet's performance too, the film just doesn't rise to the occasion, or how it should of gone. Basically the story deals with military psychiatric patients, housed together, where Hughes, their carer, and others sisters of war seem quite lonely types. Hughes develops a sexual obsession for newcomer, Sweet which sends Moir's violently crazed self, spiraling into jealousy, and predictably his own death, (a particular violent scene) or was it murder. The film's ending song, is so out of place, I couldn't understand it. It didn't go with any of this misfire of a film. Yeah, the intimate scene with Hughes and Sweet was beautiful and touching, but this film was way from that.


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