6/10

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Runtime: 111 min

Genres: Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance | Thriller

Languages: English

Countries: USA


As Alfred Hitchcock's classic psychothriller opens, the staff of a posh mental asylum eagerly awaits the arrival of the new director. When the man in question shows up, it turns out to be handsome psychiatrist John Ballantine (Gregory Peck). But something's wrong, here: Ballantine seems much too young for so important a position; his answers to the staff's questions are vague and detached; and he seems unusually distressed by the parallel marks, left by a fork, on a white tablecloth. Dr. Constance Peterson (Ingrid Bergman) comes to the conclusion that Ballantine is not the new director, but a profoundly disturbed amnesiac--and, possibly, the murderer of the real director. But is she correct in her inferences? Scriptwriters Angus MacPhail and Ben Hecht soon add to this the complication that Constance begins to fall in love with John. Director Hitchcock tapped surrealist artist Salvador Dali to design the visually arresting dream sequences in the film.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide



Directors (1)

Writers (5)

Angus MacPhail (adaptation)
Ben Hecht (screenplay)
Hilary St. George Sanders (novel "The House of Dr. Edwardes") (as Francis Beeding)
John Palmer (novel "The House of Dr. Edwardes") (as Francis Beeding) and
May E. Romm (contributing writer: foreword) uncredited

Composers (1)

Miklós Rózsa (as Miklos Rozsa)

Cinematographers (1)

Actors (32)

Addison Richards Police Captain (uncredited)
Alfred Hitchcock Man Leaving Elevator (uncredited)
Art Baker Det. Lt. Cooley
Bill Goodwin House detective
Clarence Straight Secretary at Police Station (uncredited)
Constance Purdy Dr. Brulov's Housekeeper (uncredited)
Dave Willock Bellboy (uncredited)
Donald Curtis Harry
Edward Fielding Dr. Anthony Edwardes (uncredited)
Erskine Sanford Dr. Galt (uncredited)
George Meader Hallett - Railroad Clerk (uncredited)
Gregory Peck John Ballantyne
Harry Brown Gateman (uncredited)
Ingrid Bergman Dr. Constance Petersen
Irving Bacon Railway Gateman (uncredited)
Jacqueline deWit Nurse (uncredited)
Janet Scott Norma Cramer (uncredited)
Jean Acker Matron (uncredited)
Joel Davis John Ballantine as a Boy (uncredited)
John Emery Dr. Fleurot
Leo G. Carroll Dr. Murchison
Matt Moore Policeman at Train Station (uncredited)
Michael Chekhov Dr. Alexander Brulov
Norman Lloyd Mr. Garmes
Paul Harvey Dr. Hanish
Regis Toomey Det. Sgt. Gillespie
Rhonda Fleming Mary Carmichael
Richard Bartell Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Steven Geray Dr. Graff
Teddy Infuhr John Ballantine's Brother (uncredited)
Victor Kilian Sheriff (uncredited)
Wallace Ford Stranger in Hotel Lobby