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Magnificent Obsession

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Original title
Magnificent Obsession
Year
Running time
108 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Robert Blees (Novel: Lloyd C. Douglas)
Music
Frank Skinner
Cinematography
Russell Metty
Cast
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Producer
Universal Pictures
Genre
Drama | Melodrama. Remake
Synopsis / Plot
When churlish, spoiled rich man Bob Merrick foolishly wrecks his speed boat, the rescue team resuscitates him with equipment that's therefore unavailable to aid a local hero, Dr. Wayne Phillips, who dies as a result. Phillips had helped many people, and when Merrick learns Phillips' secret, to give selflessly and in secret, he tries it in a ham-handed way. The result further alienates Phillips' widow, Helen, with whom Merrick has fallen in love. Merrick's persistence causes another tragedy, and he must remake his life, including going back to medical school, in an attempt to make amends and win her love.
Awards
1954: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actress (Jane Wyman)
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