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By Love Possessed(1961)

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  • Trip back in time

    • Ray Forest
    • 7/24/13

    this film was shot in Fitchburg, Mass. my home town. Ideal for this movie be cause Fitchburg has a "common' in the middle of tow with 4 buildings:a US Post Office, a Worcester County court House,a cC ity and a State bulding as well.The movie has a decent story line, lots of now famous actors, incliding Carroll O'Connor, Thomas Mitchell .It was a treat to see the town in Fall. Zimbalist is a wooden actor, ideal for this movie. relation beteween father and son also typical of the 50.s . Fun to watch for dress and cars.

  • By Love Possessed

    • Bruce Reber
    • 6/13/13

    I always like scanning the casts of classic films for future TV stars. This 1961 big-screen soaper features 5 - Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Lew Erskine on "The F.B.I.", Yvonne Craig as Batgirl on the camp 60's hit "Batman", Barbara Bel Geddes as Ewing family matriarch Miss Ellie on "Dallas", Carroll O'Connor as lovable bigot Archie Bunker on "All In The Family", and YES, Lana Turner, who appeared on "Falcon Crest" for its final season I think.

    • Commenter77
    • 3/7/12

    I had to see Lana Turner with Efrem Zimbalist, or the other way around. It was a curiosity - superstar with moderate actor. However, she did have some less than star quality leading men. Zimbalist is GQ for sure, but not a lot of range. Someone must have called for flat line, and they all adhered. What comes out is exactly what one can find on daytime soaps. Everyone was at some stage of pathetic. That would except the Mitchell character, who was a breath of fresh air. Barbara Bel Geddes came across well for what she had to work with. They could have called this "All Fall Down." The simultaneous make-ups at the end were so low on the meter, they hardly registered. There have been other films with the same deficits of this one that have come across. Usually, the higher caliber actors can put it over. Didn't happen here. This one lacked a pulse from start to finish.

  • A Lana Turner Field Day

    • David Atkins
    • 11/20/10

    Lana Turner made great movies that somehow belied logic and no matter, they were fun to watch and very successful. Coming off her great Universal hit "Imitation of Life" Lana segued to UA and the Mirisch Bros. gave Lana the star treatment with a great cast with Jason Robards ( who had just comleted "Tender Is The Night" with another middle aged movie queen Jennifer Jones), Efrem Zimbalist and to give Lana support Susan Kohner who was also in the stars "Imitation of Life" Lana is paced well by the able John Sturges. Lana looks lovely and wears great clothes, and "By Love Possessed" was a big hit for UA, and Lana.

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