Spellbound (1945 film)

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Spellbound is a 1945 American psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, and Michael Chekhov. It follows a psychoanalyst who falls in love with the new head of the Vermont hospital in which she works, only to find that he is an imposter suffering dissociative amnesia, and potentially, a murderer. The film is based on the 1927 novel The House of Dr. Edwardes by Hilary Saint George Saunders and John Palmer.

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Directed byAlfred Hitchcock
Screenplay by
Based onThe House of Dr. Edwardes
by Hilary Saint George Saunders and Francis Beeding
Produced byDavid O. Selznick
CinematographyGeorge Barnes
Edited byHal C. Kern
Music byMiklós Rózsa
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • December 28, 1945 (1945-12-28) (USA)[1]
Running time
111 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
BudgetUS$1.5 million[3][4]
Box officeUS$6.4 million[5]
A still from Spellbound

Filming of Spellbound took place in the summer of 1944 in Vermont, Utah, and Los Angeles. Spellbound was released theatrically in New York City on Halloween 1945, after which its U.S. release expanded on December 28, 1945. The film received favorable reviews from critics and was a major box-office success, grossing $6.4 million in the United States, and breaking ticket sales records in London. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including for Best Picture and Best Director, and won in the category of Best Original Score.

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