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By Love Possessed (1961)

By Love Possessed





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Both trapped in unhappy marriages, a lawyer and his handicapped partner's wife begin an affair, but after a tragic incident, they realize the importance of commitment to their spouses.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: John Dennis, Charles Schnee, John Dennis Charles Schnee
On DVD: Apr 1, 1993
United Artists

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Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
as Arthur Winner
Lana Turner
as Marjorie Penrose
Jason Robards
as Julius Penrose
George Hamilton
as Warren Winner
Susan Kohner
as Helen Detweiler
Barbara Bel Geddes
as Clarissa Winner
Thomas Mitchell
as Noah Tuttle
Yvonne Craig
as Veronica Kovacs
Jean Willes
as Junie McCarthy
Frank Maxwell
as Jerry Brophy
Gilbert Green
as Mr. Woolf
Carroll O'Connor
as Bernie Breck
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Critic Reviews for By Love Possessed

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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
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August 14, 2005

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Full Review… | November 6, 2001

Audience Reviews for By Love Possessed


Well appointed soaper is enjoyable if you're a fan of the genre but if you want something deep and meaningful this is not the place to look. Latter day Lana is right at home here and is chic and beautifully gowned but isn't really the focus even though she's top billed. Susan Kohner was always an unusual and interesting actress in her brief career but she's saddled with a rather pathetic character, she does what she can with it but her mooning over the selfish git that George Hamilton plays is a head scratcher. Everybody else is as good as they can be within their thinly drawn roles and the whole thing is professionally done but the suds are very thick.

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