Psyche 59


(out of 5)

Francoise de Ligneris’ novel is adapted to the big screen with the dullest possible results.   is excellent as a woman suffering hysterical blindness after a tumble down a flight of stairs leaves her at the mercy of her husband (, so emotionless he could be a statue) and good friend/assistant  (the best in the film).  When Neal announces that her little sister () is coming to stay with them after the dissolution of yet another of her whirlwind marriages, Jurgens is hesitant to let the young woman’s feisty personality back into their lives and, over the course of the film, we find out why.  What should be the investigation of a woman’s heart and soul is actually a dry melodrama with dim-witted characters and lifeless direction, truly a chore to sit through.

Columbia Pictures Corporation, Troy-Schenck Productions

United Kingdom1964

Directed by 

Screenplay by , based on the novel by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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