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Spellbound ()


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A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

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Dr. Constance Petersen
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John Ballantyne
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Dr. Alexander Brulov
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Dr. Murchison
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Mary Carmichael
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Dr. Fleurot
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Mr. Garmes
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House Detective
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Dr. Graff
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Harry
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Stranger in Hotel Lobby
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Det. Lt. Cooley
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Det. Sgt. Gillespie
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Dr. Hanish
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Matron (uncredited)
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Railway Gateman (uncredited)
Richard Bartell ...
Ticket Taker (uncredited)
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Gateman (uncredited)
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John Ballantine as a Boy (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
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Dr. Anthony Edwardes (uncredited)
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Man Leaving Elevator (uncredited)
Teddy Infuhr ...
John Ballantine's Brother (uncredited)
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Sheriff (uncredited)
George Meader ...
Hallett - Railroad Clerk (uncredited)
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Policeman at Train Station (uncredited)
Constance Purdy ...
Dr. Brulov's Housekeeper (uncredited)
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Police Captain (uncredited)
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Dr. Galt (uncredited)
Janet Scott ...
Norma Cramer (uncredited)
Clarence Straight ...
Secretary at Police Station (uncredited)
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Bellboy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

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Ben Hecht ... (screen play)
 
John Palmer ... (suggested by novel: "The House of Dr. Edwardes") (as Francis Bleeding) &
Hilary St George Saunders ... (suggested by novel: "The House of Dr. Edwardes") (as Francis Bleeding)
 
Angus MacPhail ... (adaptation)
 
May E. Romm ... (contributing writer: foreword) (uncredited)

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David O. Selznick ... producer

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Miklós Rózsa ... (as Miklos Rozsa)

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George Barnes ... (photographed by)

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Hal C. Kern ... supervising film editor
William H. Ziegler ... associate film editor

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James Basevi

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Fred Ahern ... unit manager (uncredited)
Richard Johnston ... production manager (uncredited)

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Lowell J. Farrell ... assistant director
Charles Barton ... second unit director (uncredited)

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Salvador Dalí ... dream sequence based on designs by (as Salvador Dali)
John Ewing ... associate art director
Emile Kuri ... interior decorator

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Richard DeWeese ... recorder (as Richard De Weese)
Arthur Johns ... re-recording mixer (uncredited) / sound effects mixer (uncredited)

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Jack Cosgrove ... special effects
Clarence Slifer ... special effects associate (uncredited)

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Ned Scott ... still photographer (uncredited)
John F. Warren ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Rex Wimpy ... second camera operator: dream sequence (uncredited)

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Howard Greer ... gowns: Miss Bergman (uncredited)
Ann Peck ... wardrobe supervisor: women (uncredited)

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Audrey Granville ... associate composer (uncredited)
Samuel Hoffman ... musician: theremin (uncredited)
Earl B. Mounce ... music mixer (uncredited)
Eugene Zador ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Barbara Keon ... production assistant
May E. Romm ... psychiatric advisor (as May E. Romm M.D.)
Ann Harris ... research director (uncredited)
Eileen Johnston ... psychiatric advisor (uncredited)
William Cameron Menzies ... retakes director (uncredited)
Clarita Heath Reiter ... technical director: skiing sequence (uncredited)
Rex Wimpy ... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Dr. Constance Petersen (Ingrid Bergman) is a psychiatrist at Green Manors mental asylum. The head of Green Manors has just been replaced, with his replacement being the renowned Dr. Anthony Edwardes (Gregory Peck). Romance blossoms between Dr. Petersen and Dr. Edwards, but Dr. Edwards starts to show odd aversions and personality traits. It is discovered that he is an impostor, and amnesiac, and may have killed the real Dr. Edwardes. Dr. Petersen is determined to discover the truth through unlocking the secrets held in the impostor's mind, a process which potentially puts her and others' lives at risk. Written by grantss

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Taglines Strange . . . Strange . . . Their Irresistible Love! Dark . . . Dark . . . Their Inescapable Fears ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (United States)
  • The House of Dr. Edwardes (United States)
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (United Kingdom)
  • La maison du docteur Edwardes (France)
  • La Maison du Dr Edwardes (France)
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  • 111 min
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Budget $1,696,377 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Sir Alfred Hitchcock was a big admirer of Salvador Dalí's work, and realized that no one understood dream imagery better. Producer David O. Selznick was opposed to using Dalí from an expense point of view, until he realized the marketing mileage that could be gained from such a hiring. See more »
Goofs The burn on JB's hand is only visible during the scene where they talk about it. It disappears in every other scene where his hand is visible (like when he is sitting on the couch with Dr Brulow). See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Clock (2010). See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits: THE FAULT . . . . . IS NOT IN OUR STARS, BUT IN OURSELVES . . . . . - SHAKESPEARE Our story deals with psychoanalysis, the method by which modern science treats the emotional problems of the sane. The analyst seeks only to induce the patient to talk about his hidden problems, to open the locked doors of his mind. Once the complexes that have been disturbing the patient are uncovered and interpreted, the illness and confusion disappear.....and the devils of unreason are driven from the human soul. See more »
Quotes Dr. Alex Brulov: Good night and sweet dreams... which we'll analyze at breakfast.
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