Caught (1949)





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It doesn't take a nuclear scientist to figure out that Smith Ohrig, the character played by Robert Ryan in Caught, is a thinly disguised takeoff of Howard Hughes. But whereas Howard Hughes was merely paranoid and eccentric, Smith Ohrig is an all-out psycho. Impulsively marrying ambitious model Leonora Eames (Barbara Bel Geddes), Ohrig keeps the poor girl a virtual prisoner in his palatial mansion, tormenting her with twisted mind games while he continues his premarital playboy activities. Coming … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Libbie Block, Arthur Laurents
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 8, 2014



as Leonora Eames

as Smith Ohlrig

as Larry Quinada

as Maxine

as Franzi Kartos

as Dr. Hoffman

as Dorothy Dale

as Psychiatrist

as Miss Chambers

as Mrs. Rudecki

as Miss Murray
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Critic Reviews for Caught

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

... belongs as much to the murky world of American film noir as to the polished European dramas of high society social appearances and power games.

Full Review… | February 19, 2012
Parallax View

European incantation has given way to the shadows of American noir

Full Review… | November 16, 2009

Audience Reviews for Caught

A really smart, melodramatic, intense and interesting movie. The cast is good, everyone plays their part right. I really enjoyed it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


a fun film, mostly for robert ryan's terrific portrayal of a neurotic howard hughes like character. this is more soap opera than film noir but everything ophuls did is interesting. mason's doctor character is a little too noble maybe. at least he gets to play the good guy for once. this isn't on dvd but is streaming on netflix instant

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


Moody drama with fantastic acting. All three leads offer strong performances. Robert Ryan playing perhaps an even more odious character than usual. James Mason, no stranger to menace himself, handling the upright fellow this time and being very dashing about it. Interesting to see Barbara Bel Geddes this early in her career and playing a character so different from her famous Miss Ellie. Well directed with heavy use of shadows really making even the large rooms of the mansion feel closed in and oppressive. Watch closely towards the beginning and you will see Barbara Billingsley as a customer in the department store.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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