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Michael Douglas

Magnificent Obsession

108' - 1954 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: German, English
Director: Michael Douglas Composer: F. Skinner With: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead
Sirk confronted the excessive nature of his material head on and produced both a classic weepie and a deeply ironic vision of middle-class love. As in most Sirk films the mise-en-scene speaks volumes, undercutting the love-is-blind drift of the plot. A story of magical transformation: Rock Hudson changes from wanton playboy to distinguished brain surgeon and Jane Wyman moves from hate to love in this extraordinary examination of the perversity of sexual desire. (National Film Theatre, Londen)

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Credits

Director

Michael Douglas

Composer

F. Skinner

With

Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead

Scenario

Robert Blees, Wells Root

Director of Photography

Russell Metty

Editor

Milton Carruth

Producer

Ross Hunter

More information

Dialogue

German, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Magnificent Obsession" ( Lloyd C. Douglas)

Year

1954

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