Spellbound

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While suffering from amnesia, a mental patient assumes the identity of the director of the mental hospital.

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Studio Tcfhe/mgm
SKU 208649024
UPC 883904109914
UPC 14 00883904109914
Format DVD
Release Date 1/14/2014
Keywords
Mystery
Psychodrama
Suspense
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Drawing on psychoanalysis to frame a transcendent love story, Alfred Hitchcock's SPELLBOUND is a mind-bending study of just how far people might go to escape trauma or to pursue passion. Gregory Peck is introduced as Dr. Edwardes, the newly arrived director of a mental asylum. However, when Edwardes starts displaying strange behavior in a meeting with the staff, Dr. Constance Peterson (Ingrid Bergman) begins to suspect that all is not right with him. Edwardes proves to actually be John Ballantine, a patient suffering from amnesia--and a consuming dread in relation to the missing Dr. Edwardes. As suspicion of murder falls over Ballantine, the icy Peterson finds herself growing more and more emotionally attached to him and more and more convinced that curing his amnesia is the key to proving his innocence. Retreating to an upstate residence, Peterson enlists the help of leading psychoanalyst Dr. Brulov (Michael Chekhov). Pursuing the truth of the mysterious disappearance of Dr. Edwardes leads deep into the tangled mindscape of Ballantine and proves that danger is very close indeed. To illustrate the psychological journey Ballantine undergoes, the film includes a captivating dream sequence designed by the legendary surrealist painter Salvador Dali.
Plot Summary
Summary An amnesia victim suspects he committed a murder, but he has no exact recollection of the crime. He visits a psychotherapist, hoping that she will help open the door to his past. In the process, she falls in love with her patient, strongly believing in his innocence. Her attempts to find out the truth become so consuming that the therapist nearly jeopardizes her livelihood--and her life. The film includes a captivating dream sequence, designed by the legendary surrealist painter Salvador Dali.
Directors
Alfred Hitchcock
Actors
Ingrid Bergman
Gregory Peck
Cast & Crew
John Emery - Star
Michael Chekhov - Star
Ingrid Bergman - Star
Steven Geray - Star
Rhonda Fleming - Star
Leo G. Carroll - Star
Gregory Peck - Star
Norman Lloyd - Star
Ben Hecht - Writer
George Barnes - Director of Photography
James Basevi - Production Designer
Miklos Rozsa - Composer
David O. Selznick - Producer
William Ziegler - Editor
Alfred Hitchcock - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1945
Catalog ID 110991
UPC 00883904109914
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 118 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Awards
Name Miklos Rozsa
Award Category Best Original Score
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1945
Award Giver Academy Awards
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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