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Aro Recommended Magnificent Obsession


USA 1954, 108 minutes
Dir. Douglas Sirk
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Classics, Drama


Aroview: Douglas Sirk's famously tumultuous melodrama, starring Rock Hudson in his first leading role as a guilt-ridden playboy indirectly responsible for the death of a much-respected doctor.

When his apologies go unnoticed, Rock turns to nursing the doctor's blinded wife back to health - including becoming a physician to perform her sight-restoring surgery! A preposterous weepie transcended entirely by Sirk's masterful direction.

Adopt-a-Movie Kindly Adopted by Kenneth Chapman

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DVD Features

Includes the original 1935 version of the film by John M Stahl, starring Irene Dunne and Robert Taylor.

  • audio commentary
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
  • 2-disc set

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