Woman Possessed

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A Woman Possessed
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Directed by Max Varnel
Written by
Produced by
Cinematography James Wilson (as Jimmy Wilson)
Edited by Maurice Rootes
Music by
Distributed by United Artists Corporation (UK)
Release date
August 1958 (UK)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

A Woman Possessed is a low budget 1958 British drama film directed by Max Varnel and starring Margaretta Scott, Francis Matthews, and Kay Callard. [1] [2]



John Winthrop, an English doctor, returns from a trip to America with his new fiancee, Ann. He is met with disapproval from his wealthy, domineering mother, Katherine, who is vocal in her dislike of Ann. On discovering Ann has a heart condition, Katherine insists the couple move in with her. One day the mother accidentally gives her daughter-in-law the wrong medication and Ann nearly dies. The doctor saves his wife; but then accuses his mother of attempted murder. In the end, it turns out Emma the maid was responsible for accidentally switching the pills, and with the crisis over, mother, son and daughter-in-law realise they must settle the differences between them.


Critical reception

TV Guide comments that "despite some good performances from the cast, this isn't a very engaging drama." [3]

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