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

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


Dr. Alex Brulov: Apparently the muse is never too weak to make jokes about psychoanalsis.


John Ballantine: That Freud stuff's a bunch of hooey.
Dr. Alex Brulov: Oh, you are a fine one to talk! You have a guilt complex and amnesia and you don't know if you are coming or going from somewhere, but Freud is hooey! *This* you know! Hmph! Wiseguy.


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Facts about

Early versions of the script used the words "sex menace", "frustrations", "libido" and "tomcat" in scenes involving the character of Mary Carmichael. These were eliminated when PCA director Joseph Breen strongly objected.
Although the film is in black and white, two frames where the gun shot goes off while pointed at the camera are tinted red.
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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