• Spellbound

    1945. USA. Alfred Hitchcock. 116 min.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 4:30 p.m.


  • Spellbound

    1945. USA. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Angus MacPhail. With Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Rhonda Fleming, Leo G. Carroll. “Bergman won the NYFCC’s Best Actress award for Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller and The Bells of St. Mary’s, released, along with Saratoga Trunk, at the height of her popularity in late 1945. Cast as a dishy ‘dream detective’ who unlocks shell-shocked vet Gregory Peck’s unconscious to solve a murder, it’s a stylish, fascinating window into contemporary attitudes toward psychiatry, as filtered through the disparate sensibilities of Hitchcock, producer David O. Selznick, screenwriter Ben Hecht, and Salvador Dalí, who designed the famed fantasy sequence” (Lou Lumenick, The New York Post). NYFCC Best Actress, 1945. 116 min.