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Magnificent Obsession (4-Aug-1954)

Director: Douglas Sirk

Writers: Robert Blees; Victor Heerman; Sarah Y. Mason; Wells Root

From novel: Magnificent Obsession by Lloyd C. Douglas

Keywords: Drama

Dissolute playboy Bob Merrick wrecks his speedboat, and the emergency treatment he receives deprives a saintlike physician, Dr. Wayne Phillips, of needed medical attention; Phillips dies. To make matters worse, Merrick's attempts to make amends inadvertently deprive Phillips' widow of her eyesight! Rock Hudson's breakthrough role, in this remake of Magnificent Obsession (1935). Director Douglas Sirk did not like the plot of this complicated melodrama and did not want to make it at all, but he was under contract with Universal Studios. Jane Wyman received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Paul Cavanagh
8-Dec-1888 15-Mar-1964 The Scarlet Claw
Mae Clarke
16-Aug-1910 29-Apr-1992 Waterloo Bridge
Rock Hudson
17-Nov-1925 2-Oct-1985 Ice Station Zebra
Otto Kruger
6-Sep-1885 6-Sep-1974 Saboteur
Agnes Moorehead
6-Dec-1900 30-Apr-1974 Endora on Bewitched
Gregg Palmer
25-Jan-1927 31-Oct-2015 The Rebel Set
Barbara Rush
4-Jan-1927   The Young Philadelphians
Sara Shane
18-May-1926   The King and Four Queens
Jane Wyman
5-Jan-1917 10-Sep-2007 Falcon Crest


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