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Fear (1954)

Non credo più all'amore (La paura) (original title)
| Drama | 1956 (USA)
Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage.

Director:

Roberto Rossellini

Writers:

Stefan Zweig (novel), Sergio Amidei | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ingrid Bergman ... Irene Wagner
Mathias Wieman ... Professor Albert Wagner
Renate Mannhardt ... Luisa Vidor, alias Johann Schultze
Kurt Kreuger ... Erich Baumann
Elise Aulinger Elise Aulinger ... Haushaelterin
Edith Schultze-Westrum Edith Schultze-Westrum
Steffi Stroux Steffi Stroux ... (as Steffie Struck)
Annelore Wied Annelore Wied
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Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage.

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Taglines:

She was cornered and she knew it...but she couldn't do anything about it...except one thing which could only lead to F-E-A-R!

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Drama

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Details

Country:

Italy | West Germany | Monaco

Language:

German

Release Date:

1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fear See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The last film Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman made together before their divorce in 1957. See more »

Quotes

Irene Wagner: Mary, here's your present.
Mady: I wanted a rifle!
Irene Wagner: Girls don't play with rifles! No rifle for you .
Mady: But you bought one for Bubi.
Irene Wagner: Come sit next to me. Come on, let's see what is in this package. Can you guess what it is? Do you like it?
[shows her a new stuffed rabbit]
Mady: I don't want it.
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Version of La peur (1936) See more »

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Bergman in the Time of Scandal
2 August 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A simple story about a simple thing, blackmail. Ingrid Bergman and her husband work in a facility that is trying to work on medical issues, such as the destruction of heart tissue. Bergman, much younger than her husband, has a fling with a playboy type. In the process, an evil woman blackmails her and with each payoff, the amount increases. The film is full of tension as Bergman rushes to get more to this woman. Finally, a ring that means a great deal to the husband is taken. She has to get it back. The events that follow are rather hard to swallow and seem, for me, to diminish the story. Bergman does a slow burn when she gets to that "I've had enough" stage. Things become way too contrived. After seeing the ending, say to yourself, "Is this a real conclusion, even in a 1954 film drama. Bergman, as always, does a really nice job.


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