Rating: M
Length: 110 mins
Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov

SPELLBOUND (1945) stars Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman. The film is famous for the dream sequence conceived by surreal artist Salavador Dali and features an orchestral score by Miklós Rózsa notable for its pioneering use of the theremin. Selznick originally wanted Bernard Herrmann, but when Herrmann became unavailable, Rózsa was hired and he won the Academy Award for his score. Hitchcock had never been “on the couch.” (He even napped sitting up, sometimes at the dinner table.) “What is my motivation?” an actor would occasionally ask. Hitchcock’s reply was easy: “Your salary.”

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