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The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956)

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When hypnotized, a '50s housewife recalls an earlier life as an Irish girl living in the 1800s. This is based upon a real-life story as reported in a book by author Morey Bernstein. When this film was made (1956), the concept of recalling a prior life was highly controversial.

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Cast

Teresa Wright
as Ruth Simmons
Nancy Gates
as Hazel Bernstein
Louis Hayward
as Morey Bernstein
Kenneth Tobey
as Rex Simmons
Richard Anderson
as Dr. Deering
Tom McKee
as Catlett
Janet Riley
as Lois Morgan
Charles Boaz
as Jerry Thomas
Charles Maxwell
as Father Bernard
Noel Leslie
as Edgar Cayce
Eilene Janssen
as Bridey (age 15)
Brad Jackson
as Brian (age 17
James Kirkwood
as Brian (age 68)
Hallene Hill
as Bridey (age 66)
Denise Freeborn
as Bridey (age 8)
Ruth Robinson
as Bridey (age 4)
James Bell
as Hugh Lynn Cayce
Flora Jean Engstrom
as Hysterical Woman
Marion Gray
as Mrs. Fuller
Jeane Wood
as Kathleen Murphy
Hugh Corcoran
as Duncan Murphy Jr. (age 10)
Tom Dillon
as John MacCarthy
Dick Ryan
as Duncan Murphy Sr./Duncan Murphy Jr. (age 70)
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