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- 111 min.
- Alfred Hitchcock
- Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Film-Noir
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- 5.7% (1:18)
So dirty. 10 years 10 months ago
saydin7consistent story,phenomenal directing 12 years 10 months ago
SiskoidIn Spellbound, Ingrid Bergman gets to play a psychoanalyst who thaws out when she meets Gregory Peck, a man suffering from amnesia and accused of a crime he doesn't remember, but feels sure he committed. What follows is part whirlwind romance, part detective thriller as she desperately tries to cure him and solve a wholly psychological mystery. The dream imagery inspired by Dali's paintings - and announced in the opening credits - is an interesting component, and Hitchcock gives himself license to get a little surreal at time. Amazing final shot too. I like it. Between those flights of fancy and the unusual detective story, there's plenty to keep one's attention, but there's also some suspense because we don't know what happened and what Peck's character might do next. And then there's Bergman, who sells both the romance and the fierce intelligence of her character. There's some chauvinism on show in this 1940s world which CAN pinch, but I'm not complaining too much because it seems realistic and doesn't stop Bergman from forging ahead. 1 year 11 months ago
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This movie ranks #139 in The Criterion Collection
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This movie ranks #153 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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This movie ranks #171 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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This movie ranks #317 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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This movie ranks #809 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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