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Magnificent Obsession

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Starring (View all)
Jane Wyman Jane Wyman
Helen Phillips
Rock Hudson Rock Hudson
Bob Merrick
Agnes Moorehead Agnes Moorehead
Nancy Ashford
Otto Kruger Otto Kruger
Barbara Rush Barbara Rush
Joyce Phillips
Gregg Palmer Gregg Palmer
Tom Masterson
Paul Cavanagh Paul Cavanagh
Dr. Giraud
Sara Shane Sara Shane

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Lloyd C. Douglas Lloyd C. Douglas
Robert Blees Robert Blees


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Magnificent Obsession

5 years, 5 months ago at Jun 26 18:53
Sometimes you’ve really got to wonder why certain books become a major phenomenon and get adapted into two different movies. By all accounts that I’ve read, this second version directed by Douglas Sirk, the master of melodrama, is the better film simply because Sirk was piloting the thing.

To be completely honest, as big fan of Douglas Sirk’s later works like All That Heaven ... read more
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Release date: 7 August 1954
Tags: Drama (5), Romance (4), Doctor (3), 1954 (2), Remake (2), Race (2), 1950s (2), Car (2), Blind (2), Surgeon (2), Accident (2), Lake (2), Guilt (1), Speedboat (1), Medical School (1), Watersport (1), Rock Hudson (1), Death (1), Melodrama (1)
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" Not sold on the romantic pairing of Wyman and Hudson as they never really feel perfect for each other, but the decor and melodrama push forward a script that would have been a season-long soap opera arc into one film. The one and only original THE Rock also do one of his better roles here as he goes from non-caring playboy to a gentle and loving doctor."

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" Dir. Douglas Sirk"

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