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Woman Obsessed

Directed by Henry Hathaway
United States, 1959
Drama, Romance


After her husband dies in a fire, a woman is left to tend for her young son and the family farm on her own. Soon she takes in a drifting handyman, they fall in love, and a resentment begins to build between the son and his new “step-father”, who treats the boy harshly.

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Woman Obsessed Directed by Henry Hathaway

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  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film Woman Obsessed

    A teenager who tries twice to kill his stepfather, a neurotic widower who eviscerates a deer in front of a kid and gets mad when the latter refuses to watch, a husband who rapes his wife as part of his marriage duties and a woman who can't make the difference between the affection of a child and the love of a husband. Who said that Hollywood could only produce consensual and harmless movies in the 50's ? Rewarding.

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