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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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2 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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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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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Trivia

Though unsaid, the movie takes place in Switzerland. The car license plates are marked "CH" for Confederation Helvetica. See more »

Quotes

Professor Albert Wagner: In my opinion, we mustn't lose track of the reality of things. We've reached the boundaries between life and death with our experiments. If we could understand these boundaries, we would really be way ahead.
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Version of La peur (1936) See more »

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Bergman's talent was wasted
2 August 2020 | by ignorantbliss-30802See all my reviews

This is the last film that Bergman and Rossellini did together. Their marriage was on the rocks and perhaps this was like a throwaway movie because that's what I feel after watching this. The plot does no have subplot, depth or whatever. It's clear cut plot about a woman being blackmailed by the lover's wife, and she is being paranoid about it trying to hide it from her husband. And little did she know that...(I won't spoil it for you). But there is all about. Bergman was great as usual but that's the only good thing. I felt like the director falling asleep all the while directing this. And the ending was a bit rushed. I only recommend this for Bergman fans only (I know there are lots and lots of them out there) who wants to experience this whole Bergmania.


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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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