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Possessed
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Starring (View all)
Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

Louise Howell
Van Heflin

Van Heflin

David Sutton
Raymond Massey

Raymond Massey

Dean Graham
Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks

Carol Graham
Stanley Ridges

Stanley Ridges

Dr. Harvey Willard
John Ridgely

John Ridgely

Harker
Moroni Olsen

Moroni Olsen

Dr. Ames
Erskine Sanford

Erskine Sanford

Dr. Max Sherman


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Silvia Richards

Silvia Richards

(screenplay) and
Ranald MacDougall

Ranald MacDougall

(screenplay)


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Possessed

3 years, 7 months ago at Sep 20 8:18
Possessed sees something very strange for a Joan Crawford film: she flagellates herself into emoting and actually giving a performance instead of relying on star power and stubbornly going through the motions with campy élan. That doesn’t mean that Possessed is free from campy histrionics from the star, but she creates an interesting portrait to work with her theatrics, mostly. The film also co... read more
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Description: We first meet Joan Crawford, star of the moody flashbackfest Possessed, wandering aimlessly through the city streets, moaning "David....David." She goes to pieces in public and is rushed to the mental ward, where a team of psychiatrists try to find out who she is and where she's been. Who she is is a practical nurse, hired b ... (more)
Release date: 26 July 1947
UPC: 012569673083
Film Noir (3), 1947 (2), Drama (2), Thriller (2), Cannes (1), 40's (1), Based On Novel (1), 1940's (1)
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Possessed

“Possessed sees something very strange for a Joan Crawford film: she flagellates herself into emoting and actually giving a performance instead of relying on star power and stubbornly going through the motions with campy élan. That doesn’t mean that Possessed is free from campy histrionics from the star, but she creates an interesting portrait to work with her theatrics, mostly. The film also comes with striking noir-esque visuals and a script that has insights into the maddening nature of unrequited love.

Crawford stars as Louise, a woman with a fraught connection to reality throughout the film, who is in love with David, Van Heflin, but marries Dean, Raymond Massey. Dean is the husband of the sick woman that Louise takes care of. David is the neighbor who she’s madly in lov” read more

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