23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

Caught (1949)

UCLA Film & Television Archive
Todd Wiener
1015 North Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038-2616
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"Careful what you wish for" people say. When over ambitious model Leonora (Barbara Bel Geddes) lands a millionaire husband, she thinks she’s finally made it. But little by little, the dream of a lifetime becomes a nightmare, as Leonora discovers that her husband is a tyrannical sadist and that she herself has been trapped in a gilded cage. The question is not whether Leonora will manage to escape the physical confines of her environment, but whether see can tell the difference between reality and illusion. Max Ophüls and screenwriter Arthur Laurents deliver an intense psychological drama about obsession with money, success and opulence.

Director: Max Ophüls
Screenwriter: Arthur Laurents
Cinematography: Lee Garmes
Editor: Robert Parrish
Principal Cast: James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan

USA, Β & W
English, 88’
Format: 35mm