Obsession

The Hidden Room

1949

Edward Dmytryk
Director
Independent Sovereign Films
Studio

Psychiatrist Newton is tired of his wife's many affairs, and plans the perfect revenge against her latest lover. There's this little dog, though, and a mild-mannered man from Scotland Yard. . .

Wonderful crime film, with excellent performances all around. Those who only know Newton as Long John Silver would do well to watch this film and see what a fine, nuanced actor he could be. While not spoiling the ending, perhaps the best thing about this film is that all the protagonists seem to learn and grow from their experiences. This is rare enough in any film, but in a thriller, it's wonderfully unexpected and welcome. Very highly recommended.

-Dave W.


Obsession
28th July 1949
Cinema



96 mins
1.37:1

The Hidden Room
8th January 1950
Cinema



96 mins
1.37:1



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Robert Newton
Dr. Clive Riordan
Sally Gray
Storm Riordan
Naunton Wayne
Superintendent Finsbury
Phil Brown
Bill Kronin
Ronald Adam
Dogmatic Type Clubman
Michael Balfour
1st American Sailor
Betty Cooper
Miss Stevens, Riordan's Receptionist
James Harcourt
Aitkin, Riordan's Butler
Roddy Hughes
Meek and Mild Type Clubman
Allan Jeayes
Colonel Blimp Type Clubman
Olga Lindo
Mrs. Humphries
Russell Waters
Flying Squad Detective
Lyonel Watts
Dogmatic Type Clubman
(as Lionel Watts)
Monty the Dog
Monty, Storm's Dog
Sam Kydd
Liberal Club Waiter
(uncredited)
Albert Chevalier
Liberal Club Porter
(uncredited)
Robert Cawdron
Finsbury's Driver
(uncredited)
Edward Dmytryk
Himself
(accidental director's cameo-
reflected in passing car)
Guy Kingsley Poynter
2nd American Sailor
(uncredited)
Edward Platt
3rd American Sailor
(uncredited)
Trevor Denis
Police Constable Who Finds Riordan's Car
(uncredited)
James Knight
Police Surgeon
(uncredited)
Stanley Baker
Flying Squad Driver
(uncomfirmed)
Ernest Clark
Undetermined Role
(unconfirmed)
Bob Elson
Finsbury's Servant
(unconfirmed)
C.M. Pennington-Richards
Undetermined Role
(unconfirmed)

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