"Spellbound" (also known as "Io ti salverò", "House of Dr. Edwardes, The", "Ich kämpfe um dich") is a Drama/Mystery/Romance/Thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and written by Ben Hecht (screenplay), May E. Romm (contributing writer: foreword), and Angus MacPhail (adaptation), released on October 31 of 1945 in the USA . Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck are starring, alongside Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll, Rhonda Fleming and John Emery.
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Who directed "Spellbound":
Spellbound was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, an English director, actor, producer, and writer.
Before directing Spellbound, Alfred Hitchcock had directed Lifeboat, released in 1944, Saboteur (1942), Suspicion (1941), Suspicion (1941), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941), and Foreign Correspondent (1940). Since, he directed Notorious, released in 1946, The Paradine Case (1947), Rope (1948), Stage Fright (1950), Strangers on a Train (1951), and I Confess (1953).
When was "Spellbound" released:
Spellbound was first released in the United States on Wednesday, October 31, 1945. Other films released on Wednesday, October 31, 1945 are And Then There Were None and This Love of Ours (dir. William Dieterle). This was seventy-three (73) years ago.
It has been released on Friday, March 19, 1948 in France; Friday, February 29, 1952 in Germany; Wednesday, June 25, 1947 in Italy and on Friday, November 02, 1951 in Japan.
What is the casting of "Spellbound":
At the casting of Spellbound we find Ingrid Bergman, previously seen in Gaslight (1944) and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943); Gregory Peck (The Valley of Decision (1945), The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)); Michael Chekhov (In Our Time (1944), Song of Russia (1944)) [ more... ]
What is the Storyline of "Spellbound":
The film opens with Shakespeare's proverb, and words on the screen announcing that its purpose is to highlight the virtues of psychoanalysis in banishing mental illness and restoring reason.
Dr. Constance Petersen is a psychoanalyst at Green Manors, a mental hospital in Vermont, and is perceived by the other (male) doctors as detached and emotionless. The director of the hospital, Dr. Murchison, is being forced into retirement, shortly after returning from an absence due to nervous exhaustion. His [...]
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