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Obsession (1949)





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In this film, Robert Newton stars as Dr. Clive Riordan, the insanely jealous husband of Storm Riordan. Not content with merely murdering Storm's American lover, Riordan chains up the poor fellow in a deserted building. Once the investigation into the man's disappearance has subsided, Riordan intends to kill his victim.


Robert Newton
as Dr. Clive Riordan
Naunton Wayne
as Supt. Finsbury
Phil Brown
as Bill Kronin
Sally Gray
as Storm Riordan
Olga Lindo
as Mrs. Humphreys
Michael Balfour
as American Sailor
Ronald Adam
as Clubman
Allan Jeayes
as Clubman
Russell Waters
as Detective
Betty Cooper
as Miss Stevens
Roddy Hughes
as Clubman
Lyonel Watts
as Clubman
Stanley Baker
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Obsession

All Critics (3)

This neatly packaged film noir is proof that you don't need violence to create tension.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Eye for Film

First-rate British crime thriller.

Full Review… | March 29, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Obsession

Dr. Clive Riordan is so incredibly fantastic in this that his role as the crazily obsessed psychiatrist is worth watching for him alone. A classic tale of revenge against a cheating wife, but not very typical. This is about psychotic revenge from a purely intelligent and upper-class man, and a story about his very well-thought-out plan against the American with whom his wife is having the affair with. Excellent acting!

Branden William
Branden William

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