Obsession (1949 film)
Theatrical release poster (USA)
|Directed by||Edward Dmytryk|
|Produced by||Nat A. Bronstein
|Screenplay by||Alec Coppel|
|Based on||the novel A Man About A Dog
by Alec Coppel
|Music by||Nino Rota|
|Edited by||Lito Carruthers|
Independent Sovereign Films
|Distributed by||General Film Dist. (UK)
Eagle-Lion Films (USA)
|Running time||96 minutes|
Obsession, released in the US as The Hidden Room, is a 1949 British crime film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based on the book A Man About A Dog by Alec Coppel, who also wrote the screenplay for the film, and turned the story into a novel. Obsession was entered into the 1949 Cannes Film Festival.
Dr Riordan's wife Storm is cheating on him with American Bill Kronin. He determines to get the perfect revenge.
- Robert Newton as Dr. Clive Riordan
- Phil Brown as Bill Kronin
- Sally Gray as Storm Riordan
- Naunton Wayne as Supt. Finsbury
- James Harcourt as Aitkin (butler)
- Ronald Adam as Clubman
- Allan Jeayes as Clubman
- Olga Lindo as Mrs. Humphries
- Russell Waters as Flying Squad detective
- Sam Kydd as Club steward
Film critic Dennis Schwartz called the film "[a] first-rate British crime thriller." He wrote, "Blacklisted Hollywood director Edward Dmytryk (Murder, My Sweet/Cornered/Crossfire) in exile helms this first-rate British crime thriller, his first overseas. It's adapted by Alec Coppel from his own suspense novel A Man About a Dog. The film was inspired by a real such incident in London."
- "Obsession". NY Times. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- "New Novels of the Week on the Good Earth.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 3 January 1948. p. 22. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- "Festival de Cannes: Obsession". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-01-10.
- Schwartz, Dennis. Ozus' World Movie Reviews. film review, 30 March 2007.