Possessed (1947)

We first meet Joan Crawford, star of this moody flashbackfest, wandering aimlessly through the city streets. 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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 26, 1947
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2005
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Christopher Null

It's a role that Crawford was born to play, but ultimately the film is too campy to be memorable.

Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

Possessed does have a few very good insights into the self-abasing aggressiveness of unrequited love.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Too heavy with German stimmung.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
What a great film to see for Mother's day! Crawford's obsession and descent to madness is quite believable. Van Heflin has all the great lines and… More
Aj V
A good obsession movie, and Crawford is just the woman to play this character, I really liked this movie.
Sergio Garcia
I was completly expecting a different thing. Something between paranormal and suspense...but no. The movie is about this woman with serious mental problems.… More
Veronique Kwak
"possessed" is one of the few flicks in the 40s which allows miss crawford to behave demurely like a lady, and effectively "possessed" has a… More
Nicki Marie
Excellent movie, I loved how this was filmed - the whole beginning of the movie as she wanders down the street half crazy reminded me of photography, Truly an… More
Michael Gildea
What promised to be yet another melodrama about a jilted woman obsessed that quickly began to bore eventually paved the road for a great performance by Joan… More