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Woman Obsessed (1959)

On a farm in the Canadian North-West, a young widow becomes the source of a jealous rivalry between her little son and her new husband.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Sydney Boehm, John Mantley (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Susan Hayward ... Mary Sharron
Stephen Boyd ... Fred Carter
Barbara Nichols ... Mayme Radzevitch
Dennis Holmes ... Robbie Sharron
Theodore Bikel ... Dr. R. W. Gibbs
Ken Scott ... Sergeant Le Moyne
James Philbrook ... Henri
Florence MacMichael Florence MacMichael ... Mrs. Bedelia Gibbs
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Storyline

After her husband dies in a fire, a woman is left to tend for her young son and the family farm on her own. Soon, she takes in a drifting handyman, they fall in love, and a resentment begins to build between the son and his new "step-father" who treats the boy harshly on purpose.

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She hated the child whose life stirred within her...because it was part of him whom she loathed and despised... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Snow Birch See more »

Filming Locations:

Big Bear, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,730,000 (estimated)
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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Boyd was 14 years younger than Susan Hayward. See more »

Quotes

Dr. R. W. Gibbs: Maybe so. Maybe so, Fred. But Tomorrow is another day.
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Connections

Remade as Wild Love (1966) See more »

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Drawn into the characters life, I enjoyed it.
20 January 1999 | by frdancerSee all my reviews

Susan Hayward, to me, played a woman obsessed with not letting go -- of her dead husband and her past life with him.By refusing to grieve and face her present life and future, she takes herself, her son and new husband to the edge of destruction. The major actors did an excellent job of characterizing individuals who are caught in a cycle of rigidity -- rigidity of emotions, personal boundaries and lifestyle. An excellent study.


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