Spellbound Overview:

Spellbound (1945) was a Film Noir - Mystery Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by David O. Selznick.

The film was based on the novel The House of Dr. Edwardes written by Hilary St. George Sanders and John Palmer published in 1927.

Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorMichael ChekhovNominated
Best CinematographyGeorge BarnesNominated
Best DirectorAlfred HitchcockNominated
Best PictureSelznick International PicturesNominated
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Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck are “Spellbound” by Alfred Hitchcock

By Stephen Reginald on Sep 23, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck are “Spellbound” by Alfred Hitchcock Spellbound (1945) is a film noir with a psychological twist directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It stars Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck with a screenplay by Ben Hecht, based on the novel The House of Dr. Edwardes (1927)... Read full article


Mirage (1965): Gregory Peck 20 Years After Spellbound

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 3, 2020 From 4 Star Films

“Most people will do in the dark what they never would think of doing in the light.” Mirage takes full advantage of one of those grab-you-right-away openings. The scene commences in the dark, there’s a power outage, candles are flickering, and voices call out up and down the corrid... Read full article


Spellbound

By Barry P. on Nov 24, 2018 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1945) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock; Written by Ben Hecht; Based on the novel The House of Dr. Edwardes by Hilary Saint George Saunders and John Palmer; Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll and Rhonda Fleming; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: **** ... Read full article


Narrative and Visual Connections in Hitchcock’s ‘Spellbound’

By Virginie Pronovost on Jun 3, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

??? Friday, I cam back from a one-month trip to England (where I even got the chance to meet the amazing Carol from The Old Hollywood Garden!). While I loved it very much, I must admit I did miss blogging a little. But I’m back! I had a nice surprise as I arrived home: my essay on Spellbound ... Read full article


Review: Spellbound (1945)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 7, 2018 From 4 Star Films

The Fault… is Not in Our Stars, But in Ourselves…?? William Shakespeare It’s so easy to adore Ingrid Bergman and it’s no different in Spellbound. Yes, she starts off as an austere psychiatrist purely interested and invested in scientific thought and practices in psychoanalysi... Read full article


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Quotes from

Dr. Alex Brulov: Apparently the mind is never too sick to make jokes about psychoanalysis.


Constance Petersen: All analysts have to be psychoanalyzed by other analysts before they start practicing.
John Ballantine: Ahhh, that's to make sure that they're not too crazy.


Dr. Alex Brulov: And how do you know what his real character is?
Constance Petersen: I know. I know.
Dr. Alex Brulov: She knows. This is the way science goes backward. Who told you what he is? Freud?, or a crystal ball?


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Facts about

'Miklós Rózsa (I)''s score in this film inspired the career of film composer Jerry Goldsmith.
Originally released with an overture before the opening credits, and exit music after the end title.
The gun blast in the end is hand painted. Alfred Hitchcock used a form of hand-coloring for the orange-red gun-blast at the audience.
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