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Woman Obsessed (1959)





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The hardships faced by a widow and her eight-year-old son on a rugged Canadian ranch provide the basis of this gripping outdoor adventure. She lost her husband to a forest fire. To help her run the ranch, she hires a handy man. A handsome, but taciturn fellow who has known much tragedy, he works hard for her. The woman's son though resents him, and when he learns that his mother is planning to marry him to quell ugly rumors in town, the youth is most unhappy. After the wedding, the step-father treats the boy harshly, not out of cruelty, but because he wants to prepare the boy to survive the tough life ahead. This creates friction and frustration. Sometimes the handyman beats both the wife and the child. On the day the wife learns she is pregnant, the boy and his step-father get into a violent fight. Afterward the husband goes to the local saloon and ends up jailed for brawling. A month later he is released. When he gets home he finds his wife has moved his things to the barn. A natural disaster changes the family's lives and relationships and after much turmoil, honesty and pain gives them a chance to heal and start afresh.


Susan Hayward
as Mary Sharron
Stephen Boyd
as Fred Carter
Ken Scott
as Sgt. Le Moyne
Dennis Holmes
as Robbie Sharron
Barbara Nichols
as Mayme Radzevitch
Theodore Bikel
as Dr. Gibbs
Arthur Franz
as Tom Sharron
Jack Raine
as Ian Campbell
Mary Carroll
as Mrs. Campbell
Fred Graham
as Officer Follette
Michael Lally
as Ticket Taker
Richard Monahan
as Store Clerk
Dainty Doris
as Fat Woman
Louis Manley
as Fire Eater
Tommy Farrell
as Carnival Spieler
Freeman Morse
as Carnival Spieler
Jimmy Ames
as Carnival Spieler
Al Hustin
as Fire Warden
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Critic Reviews for Woman Obsessed

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A corny outdoor melodrama, with a fake "Saskatchewan" locale, starring Susan Hayward as a farm widow with a wide gamut of emotional troubles. Rating: poor.

October 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Woman Obsessed

Standard drama was hardly a worthy follow up to Susan's Oscar winning performance in I Want to Live! The story is lacking in any great dramatic thrust but it's beautifully shot and professional done. But the whole thing is average.

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