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We first meet Joan Crawford, star of the moody flashbackfest Possessed, wandering aimlessly through the city streets, moaning "David....David." She goes to pieces in public and is rushed to the mental ward, where a team of psychiatrists try to find out who she is and where she's been. Who she is is a practical nurse, hired by Raymond Massey to care for Massey's invalid wife. While going about her duties, Crawford renews her acquaintance with an old flame, architect Van Heflin. Though Heflin is indifferent, Crawford is still crazy for the man. She remains so even after… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a role that Crawford was born to play, but ultimately the film is too campy to be memorable."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Possessed does have a few very good insights into the self-abasing aggressiveness of unrequited love."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"Too heavy with German stimmung."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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