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Freud (1962)

Approved | | Biography, Drama | 12 December 1962 (USA)
An examination of Czech-Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud's career when he began to treat patients diagnosed with hysteria, using the radical technique of hypnosis.

Director:

John Huston

Writers:

Charles Kaufman (screenplay), Wolfgang Reinhardt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Montgomery Clift ... Sigmund Freud
Susannah York ... Cecily Koertner
Larry Parks ... Dr. Joseph Breuer
Susan Kohner ... Martha Freud
Eileen Herlie ... Frau Ida Koertner
Fernand Ledoux ... Dr. Charcot
David McCallum ... Carl von Schlosser
Rosalie Crutchley ... Frau Amalia Freud
David Kossoff ... Jacob Freud
Joseph Fürst ... Herr Jacob Koertner (as Joseph Furst)
Alexander Mango Alexander Mango ... Babinsky
Leonard Sachs ... Brouhardier
Eric Portman ... Dr. Theodore Meynert
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Storyline

This pseudo biographical movie depicts five years from 1885 on in the life of the Czech-Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). At this time, most of his colleagues refuse to cure hysteric patients, because they believe they're just simulating to gain attention. But Freud learns to use hypnosis to find out the reasons for the psychosis. His main patient is a young woman who refuses to drink water and is plagued repeatedly by the same nightmare. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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He dared to search beyond the flesh! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Trevor Maskell was favored for the role of Wilke. See more »

Quotes

Martha Freud: [speaking of Professor Meynert] He's dying, Sigi.
Sigmund Freud: How astonished he must be. He took himself for Jehovah.
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Alternate Versions

Originally prepared at 140 minutes; cut to 120 minutes for theatrical release. Some older TV prints still use the cut version; full-length version is now available on DVD in the UK (as of 2015 there has been no domestic Region 1 DVD release.) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Merlí: Freud (2016) See more »

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MEMORABLE!
16 June 2003 | by vic-12See all my reviews

I saw this film 40 years ago and see that no VHS is available,

which is a pity. It is much better than "The Young Freud" which has

recently been showing on PBS. It captures in some depth the

creativity and uniqueness of Freud's early discoveries, which were

amplified by him and others throughout the 20th century and into

the 21st. We see him doggedly and devotedly looking for the root

causes of a psychological illness which masqueraded as a

physical (neurological) illness for centuries. His discoveries,

stemming from this time, have greatly influenced modern thinking,

such that we call our times "The Age of Anxiety." They have led to

the appreciation of childhood sexuality and abuse and have taken

psychological abuse out from under the carpet, where these

pivotal events have been hidden for centuries. Freud was able to

see the classic appeal of the Greek tragedies and interpret why

they retain their power and are performed today, 3000 years later!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freud: The Secret Passion See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,388
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Bavaria Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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