Directed by George Cukor
Two short posts before I hit the proverbial sack.
I found this movie enormously frustrating. Don't get me wrong; it is a great flick. The film centers on Ingrid Bergman as she struggles to hold onto her sanity despite her husband's efforts to make her go postal. Since the viewer knows what is going on and Bergman is kind of wimp, the entire film is just one long "NOO!". This doesn't necessarily make it a bad movie, just an infuriating one. This is actually a credit to the filmmakers because they get you so involved with the characters.
The costumes are particularly beautiful since the film is set in 1885, and I usually don't even notice these things. Ingrid Bergman rocks this picture as does evil Charles Boyer and Joseph "Johnny Everyman" Cotten. Although the plot is not surprising in the least, it is an engaging movie and one that should be watched.
The studio tried to get all prints of the 1940 version of this film destroyed.
Bergman spent time in a mental institution to research for the role.