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Spellbound

Alfred Hitchcock

 
Spellbound (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Out of Print
  • United States
  • 1945
  • 111 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #136

Dr. Constance Petersen (Ingrid Bergman) is a psychiatrist with a firm understanding of human nature—or so she thinks. When the mysterious Dr. Anthony Edwardes (Gregory Peck) becomes the new chief of staff at her institution, the bookish and detached Constance plummets into a whirlwind of tangled identities and feverish psychoanalysis, where the greatest risk is to fall in love. A transcendent love story replete with taut excitement and startling imagery, Spellbound is classic Hitchcock, featuring stunning performances, an Academy Award®-winning score by Miklos Rozsa, and a captivating dream sequence by Surrealist icon Salvador Dalí.

Cast

Dr. Constance Petersen Ingrid Bergman
J.B. Gregory Peck
Dr. Alex Brulov Michael Chekhov
Dr. Murchison Leo G. Carroll
Mary CarmichaelRhonda Fleming
Dr. Fleurot John Emery
Mr. GarmesNorman Lloyd
DetectiveBill Goodwin

Credits

DirectorAlfred Hitchcock
ProducerDavid O. Selznick
ScreenplayBen Hecht
Suggested by the novel The House of Dr. Edwardes byFrancis Beeding
Adaptation byAngus MacPhail
Dream sequence based on designs bySalvador Dalí
Psychiatric advisorMay E. Romm
CinematographyGeorge Barnes
MusicMiklós Rózsa
Art directorJames Basevi
Associate art directorJohn Ewing
EditingHal C. Kern
Associate film editorWilliam H. Ziegler
Production assistantBarbara Keon
Special effectsJack Cosgrove
Interior decoration byEmile Kurl
Assistant directorLowell J. Farrell
RecordistRichard Deweese

Disc Features

  • Spectacular new digital transfer with film and sound restoration, including rare theater entrance and exit music cues by composer Miklos Rozsa
  • Commentary by Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane
  • “A Nightmare Ordered by Telephone,” an in-depth, illustrated essay on the Salvador Dalí-designed dream sequence by James Bigwood
  • Excerpts from a 1973 audio interview with composer Miklos Rozsa
  • Complete 1948 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation starring Joseph Cotten and Alida Valli
  • The Fishko Files: a WNYC/New York Public Radio piece on the theremin
  • Essays by noted Hitchcock scholars Lesley Brill (The Hitchcock Romance_) and Leonard Leff (_Hitchcock and Selznick)
  • Hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos and documents chronicling the film’s production, from set photos to ads, posters, and publicity material
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired

    New cover by William Logan and Amy Hoisington

Film Essays

Selznick International’s Spellbound

By Leonard Leff September 23, 2002

In 1940 and 1941, David O. Selznick won back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Picture. In 1942, unsurprisingly, he was depressed. His wife, Irene, persuaded him to seek help, and, less than one . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Spellbound: Love and Psychoanalysis

By Lesley Brill September 23, 2002

Among Hitchcock’s fans, the director’s use of MacGuffins is well known. In lionless Scotland, a MacGuffin is a lion-trap. In a Hitchcock film, it’s the mystery to be solved (or the fugitive’s . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Selznick International’s Spellbound

By Leonard Leff September 23, 2002

In 1940 and 1941, David O. Selznick won back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Picture. In 1942, unsurprisingly, he was depressed. His wife, Irene, persuaded him to seek help, and, less than one . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Spellbound: Love and Psychoanalysis

By Lesley Brill September 23, 2002

Among Hitchcock’s fans, the director’s use of MacGuffins is well known. In lionless Scotland, a MacGuffin is a lion-trap. In a Hitchcock film, it’s the mystery to be solved (or the fugitive’s . . . Read more »

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