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By Love Possessed (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 November 1961 (Mexico)
Neurotic woman engages in an affair with the law partner of her impotent husband.

Director:

John Sturges

Writers:

Charles Schnee (screenplay) (as John Dennis), James Gould Cozzens (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lana Turner ... Marjorie Penrose
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Arthur Winner
Jason Robards ... Julius Penrose (as Jason Robards Jr.)
George Hamilton ... Warren Winner
Susan Kohner ... Helen Detweiler
Thomas Mitchell ... Noah Tuttle
Everett Sloane ... Dr. Reggie Shaw
Yvonne Craig ... Veronica Kovacs
Gilbert Green Gilbert Green ... Mr. Woolf
Frank Maxwell ... Jerry Brophy
Carroll O'Connor ... Bernie Breck
Jean Willes ... Junie McCarthy
Barbara Bel Geddes ... Clarissa Winner
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Storyline

Neurotic woman engages in an affair with the law partner of her impotent husband.

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affair | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Don't condemn her until you know the whole story! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1961 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Brotes de pasión See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

According to contemporary sources, Lana Turner was paid $300,000 and Efrem Zibalist, Jr. $200,000 to appear in this film. See more »

Quotes

Marjorie Penrose: You made me feel like I was an animal... before I knew I *was* one.
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Connections

Referenced in Queer as Folk: Starting a Whole New Life (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

By Love Possessed
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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Lana Turner Never Fails; Movie is Disjointed
26 July 2013 | by sunchicagoSee all my reviews

There's nothing better than Lana's voice when she's being quietly emphatic about whatever ... she can purr with the best of them and takes you back to her earliest days in film. Otherwise, the movie seems to jump all over the place as far as plot/who we really want to focus on. In many ways Zimbalist and Robards should have switched parts: to see Hamilton get riled up each time he has a conversation with the incredibly passive Zimbalist is laughable. Great '60s period piece, great cast - the inimitable Thomas Mitchell (Pa O'Hara from "GWTW"), Everett Sloane and Barbara Bel Geddes ("Miss Ellie" from "Dallas") add to the fun of this soaper (I agree with the review that says "Sirk - without Sirk") and it was a good find.


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