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  • 1.37:1 ASPECT RATIO
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: July 8, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Olive Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Total Count: 8


User Ratings: 513
Remarkable, unusual drama. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Aug 8, 2008
Despite the hurried wrapup Caught is mesmerizing in its orchestration of nuances. Full Review
The New York Review of Books
Aug 13, 2018
3 stars out of 5 -- Max Ophuls trademark sense of doom is all over this lush noir melodrama...
Total Film
Nov 1, 2008
... belongs as much to the murky world of American film noir as to the polished European dramas of high society social appearances and power games. Full Review
Parallax View
Feb 19, 2012
European incantation has given way to the shadows of American noir Full Review
Nov 17, 2009
Amidst Ophüls' precise, at times deliberately oppressive mise-en-scène, these three characters play out the contradictions of the American dream itself. Full Review
Projected Figures
May 27, 2019
Rating: A- -- Brilliantly perceptive soap opera film noir. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jan 25, 2007

Product Description:

After a long career in Europe making costume dramas like MAYERLING TO SARAJEVO, Max Ophüls came to Hollywood. In CAUGHT, he attempted an American-style film noir with a heavy soap opera influence. Taken from a novel, WILD CALENDAR by Libbie Block, the script is by Arthur Laurents, most famous as the cowriter of WEST SIDE STORY. Barbara Bel Geddes plays Leonora Eames, a carhop who dreams of a better life. She enrolls in a charm school and succeeds in becoming a model. When she is invited to a swanky party on a yacht she at first declines the invitation, feeling she'll be just "one of those girls," which she definitely is not. But when she decides to go anyhow, she mistakes the millionaire host, Smith Ohlrig (Robert Ryan), for a deck hand. Though he is a cold, ruthless, workaholic playboy, she falls in love with him. When his psychiatrist suggests that he has a fear of commitment (no kidding), he marries Leonora in spite. She soon discovers that she's trapped in a loveless marriage. Showing pride and intelligence, she moves out and goes to work in a Lower East Side doctor's office. There she meets the handsome, dedicated doctor, Larry Quinada (James Mason), but doesn't tell him that she's still married, even as he falls in love with her. The ensuing complications are well-played and Ophüls lives up to his reputation for creative camera movement in this entertaining melodrama.


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