My Letter to George

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My Letter to George
Film Poster for Mesmerized.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael Laughlin
Produced by Antony I. Ginnane
Written by Michael Laughlin
Based on story by Jerzy Skolimowski
Starring Jodie Foster
John Lithgow
Michael Murphy
Orinward Limited-Camperdown Produductions
Distributed by Thorn EMI (video)
Release date
1986 (video)
Running time
97 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $4.2 million[1]

My Letter to George (also known as Mesmerized and Shocked) is a 1986 drama film directed by Michael Laughlin and starring Jodie Foster, John Lithgow and Michael Murphy.[2][3]

It was a co-production between Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States with RKO Pictures. The film was released and re-released under two other titles: Mesmerized and Shocked.


An orphaned New Zealand girl marries a much older wealthy businessman. Strains soon develop between them, at great emotional and physical toll on them and those around them, from family and servants, to business and trade associates and clientele.



  1. ^ "Production Survey", Cinema Papers, August 1984, pg 259.
  2. ^ "Mesmerized (1984)". Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970–1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p107

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