Psyche 59 (Widescreen)
Sony Screen Classics by Request (series)
The screen prowls the lonely place where lust hides!
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 20, 2010
- Originally Released: 1964
- Label: Sony Pictures Home
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Patricia Neal, Samantha Eggar, Ian Bannen, Elspeth March & Curt Jurgens|
|Directed by||Alexander Singer|
|Screenwriting by||Julian Halevy|
|Composition by||Kenneth V. Jones|
|Director of Photography:||Walter Lassally|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Although the doctors can find nothing wrong with her eyes, Alison (Patricia Neal, A Face in the Crowd) remains blind following a fall down stairs during the waning months of her pregnancy. When Alison tells her husband, Eric (Curt Jurgens), of an upcoming visit by her newly divorced younger sister, Robin (Samantha Eggar), he's angry. But once Robin arrives and sees that her brother-in-law is attracted to her, she deliberately sets out to seduce him, despite the presence of her sightless sister. Newly remastered.
Patricia Neal plays Allison Crawford, a woman who has suffered psychosomatic blindness for a number of years. Upon psychological examination, Allison seems to have a gap in her memory which may reveal the cause of her emotional distress. When she and her husband Eric (Curt Jurgens) move in with her provocative younger sister (Samantha Eggar), Allison uses her ailment as an excuse to do some of her own investigative research. Slowly gaining back her eyesight, Allison finds the missing pieces of her memory. Julian Halevy based her screenplay on Francoise des Ligneris's novel, PSYCHE 63. Though the titular number is never explained, it has been suggested that it refers to the year in which the lead character suffered her traumatic experience.
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