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)
|Best Supporting Actor||Michael Chekhov||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||George Barnes||Nominated|
|Best Director||Alfred Hitchcock||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Selznick International Pictures||Nominated|
Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck are “Spellbound” by Alfred HitchcockBy 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 SpellboundBy 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
SpellboundBy 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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Dr. Murchison: [with his revolver pointed at Constance] You're an excellent analyst, Dr. Peterson, but a rather stupid woman.
John Ballantine: Now, this honeymoon is complicated enough without your dragging medical ethics into it.
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The dream sequence was produced by "Poverty Row" studio Monogram Studios. Its initial efforts kept getting rejected by David O. Selznick until he hired leading production designer William Cameron Menzies to oversee the production. Alfred Hitchcock himself was barely involved.
The shot where the audience sees the killer's view down a gun barrel pointing at Peterson was filmed using a giant hand holding a giant gun to get the perspective correct.
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