Could this one be the most underrated of all Hitchcock's American movies/What?only 7.6?And however,you've got plenty of movies for the price of one!Come on ,wake up,and give this triumph its due! 1.It's a mystery movie:Peck suffers from amnesia,he may or may not be a criminal,only snatches of memory come back and he can't put them together.Some clues appear,the "lines" vision is the most famous. 2.It's a movie full of suspense;great scenes:the letter which Bergman tries to hide,the news papers at the railway station. 3.It's a chase movie:Bergman and Peck escape from the nursing home and search a shrink's colleague help. 4.It's a dreamlike movie:not only for the Dali's -too often unfairly dismissed-dream.Actually, the whole story is wrapped in a supernatural,eerie atmosphere. 5.It's a romantic story:the scenes outside the nursing home in country landscapes are wonderfully and lovingly filmed. 6.It's a movie of redemption:Bergman falls in love with her patient,and she's got to struggle -thanks Mister Freud- to help Peck to recover his full memory. 7.It's a technically astounding movie,as in every Hitch movie:it features the shortest color scene (it's a black and white movie)in cinema.And I won't tell you when it appears,watch out. 8.It's a movie from the Master of suspense,and I trade you "a lapse of memory","shattered" and "the third day " for "Spellbound"!It deserves to be in the top 250!
A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.
November 12, 2020