When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. Complications set in, when he finds out ... See full summary »
One of the few (if any at the time this film was made) films shot in England with New York City's 'Little Italy" as the locale. This was Edward Dmytryk's first film after he had refused to ... See full summary »
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London psychiatrist Clive Riordan, royally fed up with the repeated affairs of his wife Storm, plots a seemingly 'perfect' revenge against her latest lover, American Bill Kronin. Catching them in the act, he marches Bill off at gunpoint; and from the viewpoint of Storm and the rest of the world, Bill simply vanishes. But there's far more to the meticulously worked out plot than Clive's victims suspect, with the end slowly preparing in his private laboratory. Enter a mild-mannered Scotland Yard man, who seemingly has no clue beyond a missing dog...Written by
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Director Eddy Dmytryk told in his biography that Bob Newton had tendencies to be drunk during the shooting which he had to play in. See more »
Crew member with folded arms visible in the reflection of the car window when the Superintendant is sending his officers back the station. See more »
Dr. Clive Riordan:
Are you married, Mr. Finsbury?
No... I've often thought about it. Trouble is, I've thought about it so long, I'm afraid I've missed the bus.
Dr. Clive Riordan:
Just one of life's little jokes, isn't it?... It points out our mistakes too late for us to profit by them.
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Robert Newton gives a restrained and powerful performance as a cuckolded
doctor exacting revenge on his high-spirited wife by abducting her young
American lover, then keeping her guessing as to where he is, and whether he
is still alive. Sally Gray is nothing short of brilliant as the wife.
Naughton Wayne is magnificent as the dogged police inspector. Obsession
combines brilliantly chiseled characterisations with an extremely
intelligent and literate screenplay. Keep it on tape, because no one gets
all the nuances the first time he or she watches it, but it's all put
together so brilliantly the repeat viewings become a glorious
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