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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 ActorMichael ChekhovNominated
Best CinematographyGeorge BarnesNominated
Best DirectorAlfred HitchcockNominated
Best PictureSelznick International PicturesNominated

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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

Classic Film Art from the Cafe's Collection: Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman in "Spellbound"

By Rick29 on May 4, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

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Spellbound (1945)

By Carol Martinheira on Nov 5, 2015 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Spellbound (1945) On November 5, 2015November 5, 2015 By CarolMartinheira I first saw this film with one of my favorite people in the world, my very good friend Denise, who, like me, loves classic movies. We live in different countries and, because of that,?we sometimes... Read full article

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Quotes from

John Ballantine: It's like embracing a textbook.
Constance Petersen: Why do you do it?
John Ballantine: Because you're not a textbook.

John Ballantine: For what it's worth, I can't remember ever having kissed another woman before.

Dr. Alex Brulov: You grant me I know more than you, but on the other hand, you know more than me. Women's talk. Bah!

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Facts about

'Miklós Rózsa (I)''s score in this film inspired the career of film composer Jerry Goldsmith.
After Alfred Hitchcock had suggested "Hidden Impulse" as a title, studio secretary Ruth Rickman came up with the title "Spellbound", which tested well in a pre-release survey.
James Flavin is in studio records/casting call lists for this movie, but he did not appear or was not identifiable.
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