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Bewitched (1945 film)

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Genre  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Producer  Jerry Bresler
Country  United States
5.4/10 IMDb

Director  Arch Oboler
Music director  Bronislaw Kaper
Language  English
Bewitched (1945 film) movie poster
Release date  July 4, 1945 (1945-07-04) (United States)
Based on  the story "Alter Ego"  by Arch Oboler
Writer  Arch Oboler (adaptation), Arch Oboler (story)
Cast  Phyllis Thaxter (Joan Alris Ellis), Edmund Gwenn (Dr. Bergson), Henry H. Daniels Jr. (Bob Arnold), Addison Richards (John Ellis), Kathleen Lockhart (Mrs. Ellis), Francis Pierlot (Dr. George Wilton)
Similar movies  The Big Sleep, The Asphalt Jungle, Detour, Double Indemnity, They Live by Night, Notorious
Tagline  SHE LIVED TWO AMAZING LIVES! Darling of Society... Cruel Love-Killer

During her engagement party, Joan Ellis (Phyllis Thaxter) hears the voice of another personality called Karen within her. Karen forces Joan to leave her fiance, Bob Arnold (Henry H. Daniels Jr.), and move to New York. There she meets lawyer Eric Russell (Stephen McNally), whom she falls for, but again Karen compels her to flee. When she returns to Bob, Karen takes control and murders him. Joans fate then hinges upon Dr. Bergson (Edmund Gwenn) being able to uncover her illness.


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Bewitched is a 1945 American film noir directed and written by Arch Oboler. The drama features Phyllis Thaxter and Edmund Gwenn.

A girl enlists a psychic to get rid of her murderous alternate personality.


Bewitched (1945 film) movie scenes

On the eve of her engagement, a demure young woman becomes the victim of a split personality and murders her fiance.


  • Phyllis Thaxter as Joan Alris Ellis
  • Edmund Gwenn as Dr. Bergson
  • Henry H. Daniels Jr. as Bob Arnold
  • Addison Richards as John Ellis
  • Kathleen Lockhart as Mrs. Ellis
  • Francis Pierlot as Dr. George Wilton
  • Sharon McManus as Small Girl
  • Gladys Blake as Glenda
  • Will Wright as Mr. Herkheimer
  • Stephen McNally as Eric Russell (billed as "Horace McNally")
  • Oscar OShea as Capt. OMalley
  • Minor Watson as Governor
  • Virginia Brissac as Martha—Governors Wife
  • Critical reception

    Bewitched (1945 film) movie scenes  booming voice of narrator Reed Hadley quickly identifies WALK A CROOKED MILE as an FBI procedural film in the style of THE HOUSE ON 92ND STREET 1945

    When the film was first released, the staff at Variety magazine liked the film, and wrote, "Produced on a low budget, with a sterling cast of actors actors, this picture just oozes with class because of the excellent adaptation and direction it has been given by radios Arch Oboler, author of the story, "Alter Ego", on which the film is based. Climax follows climax, strong performance follows strong performance in this thrilling psychopathic study of a girl obsessed by an inner voice that drives her to murder."


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