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
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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