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Bewitched is a 1945 American film noir directed and written by Arch Oboler. The drama features Phyllis Thaxter and Edmund Gwenn.[1]

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byArch Oboler
Produced byJerry Bresler
Written byArch Oboler
Based onthe story "Alter Ego"
by Arch Oboler
StarringPhyllis Thaxter
Edmund Gwenn
Music byBronislau Kaper
CinematographyCharles Salerno Jr.
Edited byHarry Komer
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • July 4, 1945 (1945-07-04) (United States)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States



On the eve of her engagement, a demure young woman becomes the victim of a split personality and murders her fiance.


Critical receptionEdit

When the film was first released, the staff at Variety magazine liked the film, and wrote, "Produced on a low budget, with a sterling cast of actors' actors, this picture just oozes with class because of the excellent adaptation and direction it has been given by radio's Arch Oboler, author of the story, "Alter Ego", on which the film is based. Climax follows climax, strong performance follows strong performance in this thrilling psychopathic study of a girl obsessed by an inner voice that drives her to murder."[2]


  1. ^ Bewitched at the American Film Institute Catalog  .
  2. ^ Variety. Film review, July 4, 1945. Last accessed: February 11, 2010.

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