×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Obsession

Powerful suspense is the keynote of Edward Dymtryk's first British directional effort and a strong dramatic situation has been developed from Alec Coppel's ill-fated stage play A Man about a Dog, which ran for only a few nights.

With:
Robert Newton Sally Gray Naunton Wayne Phil Brown

Powerful suspense is the keynote of Edward Dymtryk’s first British directional effort and a strong dramatic situation has been developed from Alec Coppel’s ill-fated stage play A Man about a Dog, which ran for only a few nights.

A straightforward situation is presented in which a doctor plans the ‘perfect’ murder of his wife’s American lover. Firstly the victim is confined in chains and the intention is to keep him alive while the hue and cry is on. If suspicion should fall on the doctor he could always produce the missing person.

In the early stages the pace could be quickened but the whole atmosphere becomes tense when the official Scotland Yard inquiries begin. Naunton Wayne as the Yard superintendent is an example of perfect casting and his nonchalant manner deserves particular praise.

Obsession

UK

Production: Rank/Independent Sovereign. Director Edward Dmytryk; Producer N.A. Bronsten; Screenplay Alec Coppel; Camera C. Pennington Richards, Robert Day; Editor Lilo Carruthers; Music Nino Rota

Crew: (B&W) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1949. Running time: 96 MIN.

With: Robert Newton Sally Gray Naunton Wayne Phil Brown

More Film

  • Naomi Scott Talks Rebooting Princess Jasmine

    'Aladdin': Naomi Scott on Why Her Princess Jasmine Needed Nasim Pedrad's New Character

    Call Naomi Scott the queen of the reboot – or at least, the princess. The 26-year-old actress is taking on the role of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s live-action remake of “Aladdin,” but it’s not her first time jumping into a role that’s already been well-established. Audiences may recognize Scott from 2017’s “Power Rangers” update, where [...]

  • Moby Natalie Portman

    Moby Accuses Natalie Portman of Lying as the Two Spar Over Dating Claims

    In what’s become a he said/she said spat in multiple mediums, Moby, the elder statesman of electronic music, is now accusing actress Natalie Portman of lying and pleading to those on social media for his safety as “physical threats from complete strangers” emerge. To recap: this month, Moby released a new book, “Then It All [...]

  • A QUIET PLACE Emily Blunt

    'A Quiet Place' Sequel Moves Ahead Two Months to March 2020

    Paramount Pictures has moved its sequel to “A Quiet Place” ahead by two months from May 15 to March 20, 2020. John Krasinski is returning to direct the still-untitled movie with Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe reprising their roles. Cillian Murphy is joining the cast. “A Quiet Place” grossed $340 million at the [...]

  • Sony Pictures Classics Buys Michael Covino's

    Cannes: Sony Pictures Classics Buys Michael Covino's 'The Climb'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all worldwide rights, excluding France and German-speaking Europe, to Michael Angelo Covino’s buddy comedy “The Climb.” The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Un Certain Regard Heart Prize alongside “A Brother’s Love” on Friday. Covino directed, co-wrote (with Kyle Marvin) [...]

  • Aladdin

    'Aladdin' Heads for Magical $100 Million Opening in North America

    Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” is heading for at least $100 million in North America during the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend, early estimates showed Friday. “Aladdin” will likely finish Friday with around $30 million, including $7 million in Thursday night previews. Sony’s launch of horror-thriller “Brightburn” should pull in about $10 million for the holiday weekend and [...]

  • Henry Ian Cusick

    'Lost' Star Henry Ian Cusick Signs With Buchwald (EXCLUSIVE)

    Henry Ian Cusick, best known for playing Desmond on the hit ABC series “Lost,” is signing with talent agency Buchwald for representation. Cusick also starred in the CW sci-fi/drama “The 100” and was most recently seen in the Fox series “The Passage.” His other notable television credits include “Scandal,” “24,” “Fringe,” “The Mentalist,” “Body of [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content